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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

How do you stop an unstoppable Windows Service?

You may encounter a Windows Service in Services that has the buttons for Start, Stop, Pause and Resume greyed out.  If you attempt to stop the Service using sc stop [servicename], you encounter the error message: "The requested control is not valid for this service."  To resolve this issue, please perform the following steps:

  1. Click Start - Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services.

  2. Double-click the relevant Service.

  3. Change the Service Start-Up Type to Disabled.

  4. Click Apply.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Hit CTRL-ALT-DEL on your keyboard.

  7. Select Task Manger.

  8. Perform an End Task on the relevant Service.
This issue has been resolved.

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