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Restart a Service Using a PowerShell Shortcut

Restart a Service Using a PowerShell Shortcut

In certain situations you might have the need to restart a Windows service to clear out memory, accumulated files, or just to troubleshoot or fix Windows problems. You can use Service Manager in Windows to do this, or even do this through the PowerShell CMD window. But, here’s a quicker method…

Create a new Windows shortcut and add the following as the command:

“C:\<path to>\PowerShell.exe” -Command “Restart-Service ‘<service-displayname>’ -Force”

For example, the following would restart the Windows Update service:

C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0 -Command “Restart-Service ‘Windows Update’ -Force”

 


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