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Restart-Service - Powershell 2.0 CmdLet

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.


Short description
Stops and then starts one or more services.

Restart-Service [-Name] <string[]> [-Exclude <string[]>] [-Force] [-Include <string[]>] [-PassThru] [-Confirm] [-Wh
atIf] [<CommonParameters>]

Restart-Service -DisplayName <string[]> [-Exclude <string[]>] [-Force] [-Include <string[]>] [-PassThru] [-Confirm]
 [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

Restart-Service [-InputObject <ServiceController[]>] [-Exclude <string[]>] [-Force] [-Include <string[]>] [-PassThr
u] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

The Restart-Service cmdlet sends a stop message and then a start message to the Windows Service Controller for a sp
ecified service. If a service was already stopped, it is started without notifying you of an error. You can specify
 the services by their service names or display names, or you can use the InputObject parameter to pass an object t
hat represents each service that you want to restart.