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Start-Service is a command line tool used in Windows operating systems to start a service that is currently not running. It is a part of the PowerShell scripting language.

  1. The Start-Service command allows users to initiate the operation of a specific service on their system.
  2. The command requires administrative rights to execute successfully.
  3. The name of the service that needs to be started is specified as an argument when using the Start-Service command.
  4. It can be used with both built-in Windows services and custom services created by users or third-party software.
  5. If the service is already running, nothing happens when executing Start-Service. Therefore, it is essential to check the status of the service before starting it.
  6. Start-Service can be combined with other commands, such as Get-Service, to obtain the current status of a service and then start it if necessary.
  7. This command is particularly useful for system administrators and power users who need to manage services and automate various tasks related to service operations.

List of commands for Start-Service:

  • start-service:tldr:12f15 start-service: Start a service by using its name.
    $ Start-Service -Name ${service_name}
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  • start-service:tldr:910da start-service: Display information without starting a service.
    $ Start-Service -DisplayName *${name}* -WhatIf
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