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I need to stop service on remote machine. The problem is that service name contains whitespaces, and I get a message, that such service does not exist.

sc \\machine stop "service name"

How can I fix it? Thanks

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If you go into the Services admin console and double-click the service, you should see that the service has a "Service name" that is shorter and has no white space, you can use this name instead of the full display name.

Example:

For this service below, that has spaces in its display name, you would use this command line:

sc \\machine stop adobearmservice

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awesome, thanks!! –  Timofei Davydik Jan 13 '12 at 12:35
    
@GAThrawn awesome name ;) Big fan of the Chiss grand admiral. –  Tim Jan 13 '12 at 14:45
    
@Tim thanks, it's a rare person that spots the reference! –  GAThrawn Jan 13 '12 at 14:52
    
It's worth pointing out that if your service does actually happen to have a name with whitespace then you can use double quotes and it will correctly identify the service. –  MrEdmundo Apr 26 '13 at 15:08

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