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Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Script to Restart Service in Technical; We have a server service which is rather temperamental, and periodically takes its ball home until you restart it. I ...
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    Script to Restart Service

    We have a server service which is rather temperamental, and periodically takes its ball home until you restart it. I know how to use scripts/scheduled tasks to stop and start a service, but was wondering if it was possible to schedule a restart, or configure a pause into a command. Noob question, I know, but there you have it!

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    You can on the service properties set it to restart should it fail etc so that may be worth a shot short of that you could use wmi to stop and restart the service

    WMI and VBScript - Stop and Start Services with Win32_Service

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    batch file where spooler is whatever service you want

    net stop spooler && net start spooler

    save that and stick it in task scheduler

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    Thanks Sted, that looks perfect. What if my service name has spaces in it - do I need quote marks, or just write it out normally?

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    net stop "Service Name"

    net start "Service Name"

    Yes just put quotes around the service name and you can also use two ampersand symbols to make it do both commands one after the other
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    Thanks you two, that works a treat.

    Now I just need to wait for Capita to work out why I need to do this!

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    If you need more flexibility or querying of services, there's also the "sc" command.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    Thanks you two, that works a treat.

    Now I just need to wait for Capita to work out why I need to do this!
    they expect users to do their testing as its cheaper is my guess

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