Change Status & Startup of Windows Services in Bulk

When it comes to updating the status of  Windows Services in bulk, default service editor of windows is a little tedious to use. Sometimes the services are dependent on another service which adds to the trouble. In this post, I will share a utility and script which can change the status or startup type of Windows services in Bulk

Change Status & Startup of Windows Services in Bulk

1] Bulk Start Stop Disable Services Script

Change Status & Startup of Windows Services in Bulk

If you are good at scripts and have knowledge of computer, you can use this script to change Status of Windows Services in bulk. Its a power shell script which can change the status of the services in one go, and if the services are located on a different server, it takes care of that too if you mention it.

While the script has most of the services listed, you can manually add names. The name should be the same as it is listed in Windows Services snap-in. Done that, when you run the script, it will prompt you if you want to disable or enable that service.

Its useful when you plan for some hardware or software maintenance and need to enable services one after the other.

2] ServiWin

Change Service Status in Bulk

Its a nifty software from Nirsoft which lists down all services in Windows 10. Then you can select multiple services and change the status. It also offers keyboard shortcuts for each status which you can use. You can also change the startup type of service or driver (automatic, manual, disabled, boot or system)

Apart from services, it also lists drives available in Windows. You can change the status for them as well. Every state has a color which helps to identify the status very quickly.

The software works on the command line as well. Here is a list of supported commands. Useful when you want to extract the name of disabled or enabled services on a computer.

/stextSaves the list of all drivers/services into a regular text file.
/stabSaves the list of all drivers/services into a tab-delimited text file.
/scommaSaves the list of all drivers/services into a comma-delimited text file.
/sxmlSaves the list of all drivers/services into an xml file.
/stabularSaves the list of all drivers/services into a tabular text file.
/shtmlSaves the list of all drivers/services into the horizontal HTML file.
/sverhtmlSaves the list of all drivers/services into the vertical HTML file.

We hope you found these tools easy to use and were able to change the status of Windows Services in bulk.


About Ashish Mohta

A Professional Tech blogger, Editor and Writer who talks about solving day to day problems of people who use computer. His expertise are in Windows 7, Microsoft Office, Software, Mobile Apps and Video Posts.

One comment

  1. Does the online services editor work with windows 2003 and other language of windows XP besides English, eg. Greek?

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