how do I use powershell to control services?

March 31, 2011 at 10:05:40
Specs: Windows XP
I want to use Powershell to control services. I have used sc.exe in the past via DOS.

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March 31, 2011 at 17:30:22
I have used sc.exe in the past via DOS.
Which is really impressive, considering there never was a version of SC.EXE that was compatible with DOS. It's to be expected, though, because DOS was retired, like, 16 years ago. Wow, that's 3/4 of a score. I feel old.

I want to use Powershell to control services.
It depends on what you want to do. The relevant Cmdlets are:

PS C:\> Get-Help *Service

Name                              Category  Synopsis                                     
----                              --------  --------
Get-Service                       Cmdlet    Gets the services on a local or remote computer.
Stop-Service                      Cmdlet    Stops one or more running services.
Start-Service                     Cmdlet    Starts one or more stopped services.
Suspend-Service                   Cmdlet    Suspends (pauses) one or more running services.
Resume-Service                    Cmdlet    Resumes one or more suspended (paused) services.
Restart-Service                   Cmdlet    Stops and then starts one or more services.
Set-Service                       Cmdlet    Starts, stops, and suspends a service, and changes its properties.
New-Service                       Cmdlet    Creates a new Windows service.

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