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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 – Start a Service

You may use the Microsoft Windows PowerShell script below to start a service, remotely.

<#
.SYNOPSIS
This script will a service on the specified server.
.DESCRIPTION
This script automates the process of starting a service.
.EXAMPLE
N/A.
.AUTHOR
Written by Noel Enrique Alvarez on Thursday, March 03, 2016.
#>

#Request the hostname of the server and the name of the service
$SERVER = Read-Host “What is the hostname of the server?”
$SERVICE = Read-Host “What is the name of the service?”

#Request the status of the service
get-service -computername $SERVER | where-object {$_.name -eq “$SERVICE”}

#Pause for (5) seconds
Start-Sleep 5

#Start the service
get-service -name $SERVICE -computername $SERVER | set-service -status running

#Pause for (5) seconds
Start-Sleep 5

#Request the status of the service
get-service -computername $SERVER | where-object {$_.name -eq “$SERVICE”}

#End of script

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