How to: Stop an Instance of Notification Services (Command Prompt)

Each instance of Notification Services has an engine on each server that runs a hosted event provider, generator, or distributor. Typically, the NS$instanceName Microsoft Windows service runs the Notification Services engine. One way to stop a Windows service is by using Windows Server services commands.


This procedure does not apply to clusters. On a cluster, you must use Cluster Administrator to stop the Generic Service that is configured to run the instance's Windows service.

To stop an instance of Notification Services

  • From a command prompt, type:

    **net stop NS$**instanceName

See Also


Starting and Stopping Instances of Notification Services

Other Resources

Managing Services How-to Topics (Notification Services)

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