How can I remotely manage services?

A. A. The Windows NT Resource kit has two utilities, SC.EXE and NETSVC.EXE, which allow remote services to be managed. The resource kit has help on both on these but we will only look at NETSVC.EXE.

To view the services on a remote machine use

C:\> netsvc /query \\<server name> /list

To see the current state of a service use

C:\> netsvc <service name> \\<server> /query

You can then modify the state of the service using the /start, /stop, /pause and /continue switches, e.g.

C:\> netsvc <service name> \\<server> /stop

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