The NET Command is used to manage services as follows:
Syntax NET START [service] NET STOP [service] NET PAUSE [service] NET CONTINUE [service] Key service : The service name as shown in Control Panel, Services
To list the basic Services:
NET HELP SERVICES
To list the running Services:
If you try to start a service that is already running you will get this error message:
"The requested service has already been started. More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2182"
You can redirect and FIND this type of error as follows:
NET START alerter 2>&1|FIND "2182"
IF errorlevel 1 goto :sub_already_started
NET - Manage network resources
MODE - Configure a system device
SC - Service Control
PsService - View and control services
WMIC SERVICE - WMI access to services.
List of Windows Services
Get-Service - Get a list of services
New-Service - Create a new service
Restart-Service - Stop and then restart a service
Resume-Service - Resume a suspended service
Set-Service - Change the start mode/properties of a service
Start-Service - Start a stopped service
Stop-Service - Stop a running service
Equivalent bash command (Linux): start-stop-daemon - start and stop system daemon programs