Info: Kill a hung service

Applies To:

All versions of Venafi


Sometimes when stopping a service, Windows gets hung and your service is in a stopping state.

If your service is not stopping:

1. List all of your applications that have a registered PID

    From the command line run:


Or determine the specific PID
Open an elevated command prompt and type in:

sc queryex servicename

2. After finding the PID for the service you want to kill run:

Taskkill /pid [1234] /F

3. Your service should then be forcefully stopped and you should be able to start it again.

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