Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Restart Disabled Windows Services

What could be done besides rebooting Windows server when a particular Windows service become unavailable to start, stop, pause, resume, or restart?

Restarting a Windows service, particular a poorly coded third party Windows service, may turns out to become unable to start, stop, pause, resume, or restart, after the service timeout and fail to startup successfully again. All these five common actions or tasks are dimmed and become unavailable. Restart the Windows server is not the only way, and might not advisable too, to resolve the problem.

Try this before deciding to reboot the Windows server:

Resolve Windows service which dimmed all its associated actions, i.e. start, stop, pause, resume, restart

  1. Right-click on the Windows service,

  2. Select property,

  3. Set the Startup type to Disabled,

  4. Click OK,

  5. Set to Startup type again to either Manual or Automatic,

  6. Click OK again,

  7. Now, this particular Windows service might able to perform one of the five common actions again. Restart the Windows server if these do not work perfectly too.

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