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NET START


Description | Syntax | Parameters | Switches | Related | Notes | Examples | Errorlevels | Availability

Starts services.

Services cannot be started from a command prompt within Windows.


Syntax

NET HELP START

NET START [BASIC | NWREDIR | WORKSTATION | NETBIND | NETBEUI | NWLINK] [/LIST] [/YES] [/VERBOSE]

NET START service

To start the workgroup redirector you selected during Setup:

NET START


Parameters
BASIC (v7.00)
Starts the basic redirector.
NETBEUI (v7.00)
Starts the NetBIOS interface.
NETBIND (v7.00)
Binds protocols and network-adapter drivers.
NWLINK (v7.00)
Starts the IPX/SPX-compatible interface.
NWREDIR (v7.00)
Starts the Microsoft Novell(R) compatible redirector.
WORKSTATION (v7.00)
Starts the default redirector.

Switches
/LIST (v7.00)
Displays a list of the services that are running.
service (NT3.5)
One of:

These services are available only on Windows Server:

/VERBOSE (v7.00)
Displays information about device drivers and services as they are loaded.
/YES (v7.00)
Carries out the command without first prompting you to provide information or confirm actions.

Related

none.


Notes

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

When typed at the command prompt, service names of two words or more must be enclosed in quotation marks. For example, to start the computer browser service:

    NET START "COMPUTER BROWSER"

Examples

The NET START command can be used to check if a service is running:

    NET START | FIND "Service name" > nul

    IF ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO :s_not_running

Errorlevels

none.


Availability
External
DOS
v7.00 v7.0R1 v7.10 v8.00
Windows
none
Windows NT
NT3.5 NT4 NTXP NT2003