I generally use PSExec from the Sysinternals Suite, but here is another approach if you are not allowed to install external tools or it is blocked by (say) a virus checker:
Use sc.exe to achieve the same end result e.g.
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REM REM Establish IPC connection so we are authenticated with the remote machine REM net use \\remote\IPC$ /user:local-username-on-remote-machine remote-user-password REM REM Use system console (sc.exe) command line tool to STOP or START services on remote machine REM Note: The service name needs to match the one shown in services on the remote machine REM sc \\remote stop service-name REM REM Delete the IPC credentials REM net use \\remote\IPC$ /delete
This is particularly useful in larger PeopleSoft installs where you have installed the Web servers/App servers/Process Schedulers as NT services. You did do that didn’t you? 🙂
Note: This came from a posting somewhere else on the web – I am not claiming it is my idea!