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Stop-SCService

Updated: September 27, 2012

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

Stop-SCService

Stops a VMM service and all virtual machines within the service.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Stop-SCService [-Service] <Service> [-JobVariable <String> ] [-PROTipID <Guid> ] [-RunAsynchronously] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: DiscardSavedState
Stop-SCService [-Service] <Service> -DiscardSavedState [-JobVariable <String> ] [-PROTipID <Guid> ] [-RunAsynchronously] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: SaveState
Stop-SCService [-Service] <Service> -SaveState [-JobVariable <String> ] [-PROTipID <Guid> ] [-RunAsynchronously] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: Shutdown
Stop-SCService [-Service] <Service> -Shutdown [-JobVariable <String> ] [-PROTipID <Guid> ] [-RunAsynchronously] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Stop-SCService cmdlet stops a System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) service and all virtual machines within the service. To start a service, use the Start-SCservice cmdlet.

For more information about Stop-SCService, type: "Get-Help Stop-SCService -online".

Parameters

-DiscardSavedState

Deletes the saved state associated with a virtual machine or service.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-JobVariable<String>

Specifies that job progress is tracked and stored in the variable named by this parameter.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PROTipID<Guid>

Specifies the ID of the PRO tip that triggered this action. This allows for auditing of PRO tips.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-RunAsynchronously

Indicates that the job runs asynchronously so that control returns to the command shell immediately.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-SaveState

Saves the state of a virtual machine or service.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Service<Service>

Specifies a VMM service object.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Shutdown

Indicates that a virtual machine, service, or a source server should be shut down. In the case of a virtual machine or service, the associated cmdlet attempts to use the operating system to shut the virtual machine down gracefully. In the case of a successful physical-to-virtual machine (P2V) conversion, the cmdlet shuts down the source server.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VMMServer<ServerConnection>

Specifies a VMM server object.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • VirtualMachine[]

Examples

1: Stop a specific service.

The first command gets the service object named Service01 and stores the object in the $Service variable.

The second command stops the service in $Service, which stops all of the virtual machines in the service.


PS C:\> $Service = Get-SCService -Name "Service01"PS C:\> Stop-SCService -Service $Service

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