LKBEN10664: Howto stop a service with dependencies from a command line or script without question in windows


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

When you stop a service from the command line and this service has dependencies the system askes you to answer yes or no

Cause

This is by design

Solution

The "net stop" command has a parameter which is not commented. This parameter is /yes and will automatically stop all the dependent services too.

So to stop a service with or without dependencies you just type

net stop spooler /yes

The spooler has no dependencies but to stop the enteo esiCore service you can use

net stop esiCore /yes

and it will stop all dependent services too.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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