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


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


This is by design


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.


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.