Stop the server from Windows services

You must have administrative access to the server operating system to use this procedure.

Note: This procedure stops the server without displaying any warnings to currently connected users. If you want to broadcast a warning message before stopping the server, use one of the shutdown options available from the Service Manager clients.

  1. Open the services applet.
    • Click Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Services
    • Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services
  2. In the services list, click Service Manager.
  3. Stop the service.
    • Click the Stop Service button
    • Click Action > Stop
    Windows displays a message that the Service Manager service is stopping. After several seconds, the service stops and displays a blank entry in the Status field. If you see any error messages, contact customer support with the message.

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