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Restart-Service - PowerShell 1.0

Microsoft Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting tool based on the Microsoft .NET Framework. It is designed for system administrators, engineers and developers to control and automate the administration of Windows and applications.

More than hundred command-line tools (so called "cmdlets") can be used to perform system administration tasks and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). These cmdlets are easy to use, with standard naming conventions and common parameters, and standard tools for piping, sorting, filtering, and formatting data and objects.


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-name string
       The service names to be restarted.
   -displayName string
       The display names to be restarted, wildcards are permitted.

   -inputObject ServiceController
       Restart the services represented by ServiceController.
       Enter a command, expression or variable contains the objects.

       Override restrictions that prevent the command from succeeding, apart
       from security settings. e.g. -Force will stop and restart a
       service that has dependent services.

   -include string
       Restart only the specified services. qualifies the Name parameter.
       Wildcards , such as "s*" are permitted.

   -exclude string
       Omit the specified services e.g. "*SS64*"
       this only works when the path includes a wildcard character.

        Pass the object created by Restart-Service along the pipeline. 

       Describe what would happen if you executed the command without
       actually executing the command.
       Prompt for confirmation before executing the command.

       -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutVariable.

Restart the spooler (printing) service:

PS C:\>restart-service spooler -force

Find all the network services on the computer (starting with "net...") and restart any that are stopped:

PS C:\>get-service net* | where {$_.Status -eq "Stopped"} | restart-service