Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator
The Start/Stop Service activity will start, stop, pause, or restart a Windows service. The Start/Stop Service activity can be used to restart a service that has stopped responding or shut down a service in preparation for a backup. This activity uses a satellite license.
Before you configure the Start/Stop Service activity you need to determine the following:
The service name
The computer where the service is running
Parameters that are required to start the service.
This depends on the service you are interacting with; it may not be required.
Use the following information to configure the Start/Stop Service activity.
Select one of the following actions that you want to take on the service:
Type the computer where this service is running. Type localhost to specify the runbook server where the runbook is being processed. You can also use the ellipsis (...) button to browse for the computer.
Type the name of the service. You can also use the ellipsis (...) button to browse for the service. Browsing is only available if you have specified a valid Computer.
Type any parameters that are required to interact with the Service.
Action must complete in less than
Specify the maximum amount of time in which the action must complete. After the time has expired, the Start/Stop Service activity will timeout and return a failure.
The following table lists the published data items.
Service display name
The name of the service as it appears in the Windows Services control panel utility.
Service real name
The name of the ran file that the service is running.
The current status of the service.
The name of the computer where the service is located.
The parameters that were passed to the service when it was started, stopped, paused or restarted.
Control Time Allowance
The maximum amount of time that was specified to complete the Start, Stop, Pause, or Restart of service action.
The action that was taken on the service: Start, Stop, Pause, or Restart.