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How to start or stop a remote service with PowerShell

An easy trick but often helpful in need of automation. I recently noticed that it was not possible to do: Start-Service –Name theservice –Computer thecomputer Instead we have to follow this rather ugly way: (Get-WmiObject -computerName thecomputer Win32_Service -Filter “Name=’theservice'”).StartService() To stop the service, same idea: (Get-WmiObject -computerName thecomputer Win32_Service -Filter “Name=’theservice'”).StopService()   0 Kudos… Read More »