How can I delete the service WCF from my port 8000?

Alejandro Javier 1 Reputation point

I have windows 10 pro and for my work I need to have my localhost:8000 emptly. The problem is, that in this port I already have a process from the system runing into it. It's a service for windows system communication for WCF. I need to delete it or just move to another port.

Please help me to kill this system process.


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A Microsoft runtime and set of application programming interfaces in the .NET Framework for building service-oriented applications.
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  1. Michael Taylor 38,026 Reputation points

    If you are running a WCF component as a service then hopefully the developer of that service made the port information configurable. Take a look at the service's configuration file. If they didn't then you aren't going to be able to change it. Note that normally this is in the system.serviceModel bindings section.

    If you don't actually need the service to run then use either the services app to select the service and stop it or use powershell's stop-service command to stop the service. Both require that you have admin rights.

    stop-service nameofmyservice

    If you aren't sure of the service name then use get-service to dump all the services and find the name of the service (it is the service name, not the display name).

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  2. Lan Huang-MSFT 9,281 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @Alejandro Javier ,
    To stop the service, right-click the service in the Service Control Manager and select "Stop", or type net stop WCFWindowsServiceSample at the command prompt.
    To uninstall the Windows service type installutil /u bin\service.exe at the command prompt.
    Best regards,
    Lan Huang

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