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Net Stop /Net start command syntax

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I need to turn off Virus protection before a backup job and then restart the services after the job is complete.

I need a command line within a batch file to do this.
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I have tried:

NET STOP rtvscan.exe

the error returned is:

System error 1060 has occurred.
The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
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I have also tried:

NET STOP c:\program files\NAV\rtvscan.exe
and it returns a syntax error:

The syntax of this command is
NET STOP service.
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Thanks,

Whit

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you need to use the actual service name as it appears in control panel, services.  If it contains spaces, you must put quotes around the service name.

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by:vinnyd79
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to get the actual service name just type in NET START without any parameters.It will give you a list of all the running services so you can get the actual service name.Then just use

net start servicename
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by:vinnyd79
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oops,I meant net stop servicename
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by:jkr
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net stop rtvscan

should do it.

If not, you can find the correct service name in the registry under

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
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by:wbaker57
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Thanks,

Quotes were the trick.
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by:Fixy
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Syntax is: net stop NavExchange
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