Easier way to start and stop windows services in Windows XP


I occasionally find myself starting and stopping multiple windows services. The only tool I'm aware of for stopping and starting windows services is the "Services" program under "Administrative Tools" (%SystemRoot%\system32\services.msc /s). This program seems to only allow you to manipulate one service at a time, often pausing while it waits for the service to stop. There is a "Close" button available, but I'd prefer to just select all the services I want to stop or start, and perform a single command on all of them at one time.

Is there an easier way to start and stop multiple windows services for Windows XP?

Best Solution

Use the "net start" and "net stop" commands in your cmd.exe to start and stop a service:

net start "Service name with space"
net stop SerivceNameWithoutSpace

Be aware that you will need quotes if the service name has spaces.