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I have a Python web application running in a CherryPy server, which is running as a windows service. I have a batch file to deploy this application, but I'm still having to remote desktop in to the server to restart the service. Is there any way to script this?

I tried:

psexec \\server "net restart cherrypyservice"

But this doesn't seem to work.

  • there is no "net restart" command.. you would have to do a "net stop" and then a "net start" if you wanted to use psexec and the built-in net command or use the psservice that is also part of sysinternals suite that others have already mentioned below – Rex Aug 25 '10 at 14:41
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you could use the sc command-line tool but i don't know how to do it specifically in python.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/133883/stop-and-start-a-service-via-batch-or-cmd-file/133926#133926

DESCRIPTION: SC is a command line program used for communicating with the NT Service Controller and services. USAGE: sc [command] [service name] ...

  The option  has the form "\\ServerName"
  Further help on commands can be obtained by typing: "sc [command]"
  Commands:
    query-----------Queries the status for a service, or
                    enumerates the status for types of services.
    queryex---------Queries the extended status for a service, or
                    enumerates the status for types of services.
    start-----------Starts a service.
    pause-----------Sends a PAUSE control request to a service.
    interrogate-----Sends an INTERROGATE control request to a service.
    continue--------Sends a CONTINUE control request to a service.
    stop------------Sends a STOP request to a service.
    config----------Changes the configuration of a service (persistant).
    description-----Changes the description of a service.
    failure---------Changes the actions taken by a service upon failure.
    qc--------------Queries the configuration information for a service.
    qdescription----Queries the description for a service.
    qfailure--------Queries the actions taken by a service upon failure.
    delete----------Deletes a service (from the registry).
    create----------Creates a service. (adds it to the registry).
    control---------Sends a control to a service.
    sdshow----------Displays a service's security descriptor.
    sdset-----------Sets a service's security descriptor.
    GetDisplayName--Gets the DisplayName for a service.
    GetKeyName------Gets the ServiceKeyName for a service.
    EnumDepend------Enumerates Service Dependencies.

  The following commands don't require a service name:
  sc   
    boot------------(ok | bad) Indicates whether the last boot should
                    be saved as the last-known-good boot configuration
    Lock------------Locks the Service Database
    QueryLock-------Queries the LockStatus for the SCManager Database

EXAMPLE: sc start MyService

  • You would need run both STOP, then START to get your RESTART effect. – Brett Veenstra Apr 30 '09 at 12:23
  • I'm not doing this in Python anyway, so this works perfectly. I'll test it out when I get to work! – Jason Baker Apr 30 '09 at 12:26
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Using Russinovich's psservice:

 psservice \\server restart cherrypyservice
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If you want to use psexec:

psexec \\Server cmd "/c net stop servicename"
psexec \\Server cmd "/c net start servicename"

Though in this case, sc is recommended. It does everything you need if you're going to shell out.

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try

psexec \\server net stop cherrypyservice
psexec \\server net start cherrypyservice
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net stop cherrypyservice
net start cherrypyservice

with whatever remote execution engine you prefer.

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Using PowerShell Interactively (localy):

get-service $servicename  | restart-service

Using PowerShell Interactively (remotely):

(gwmi win32_service -computer $comp -Filter "name='$serviceName'").StopService()
(gwmi win32_service -computer $comp -Filter "name='$serviceName'").StartService()

In a function (remotely):

function restart-remoteservice{
     param($servicename,$computer)
     (gwmi win32_service -computer $computer -Filter "name='$serviceName'").StopService()
     (gwmi win32_service -computer $computer -Filter "name='$serviceName'").StartService()
}
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Using the WMI method

(Get-WmiObject win32_service -computer stp7cor1737ltv4 -filter "Name='SPtimerv3'").invokemethod("StartService",$null)

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(gwmi win32_service -computer $comp -Filter "name='$serviceName'").StopService() (gwmi win32_service -computer $comp -Filter "name='$serviceName'").StartService()

Hello

Using the above command, is there a way where I can restart a service and its dependencies. How do I force it to do so, Is there a force command?

I know there is -f in psservice but I cannot figure it out here

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psservice \\server restart cherrypyservice

(Where psservice is another SysInternals app)

or

sc \\server stop cherrypyservice
sc \\server start cherrypyservice

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