Restart server service

What's the best way to restart server service without restarting the computer.

For example: I'm stopping an shared item on server. Like an external hard drive. Would this do any harm? Would the users need to be disconnected for me to take this shared network hard drive out?

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MadTomicAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
If you stop the server service, ALL connected users to shares and printers WILL be disconnected.  Better to just use Computer Management and review the connected users and disconnect them as needed.

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MadTomicAuthor Commented:
so better to disconnect the users and restart the server service? how would users reconnect to the server?
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Log off and on again.  Double click the resource.  Run a Net Use command.  Go to the Tools Menu and select Map Network Drive.  Enter \\servername\sharename in the Run box.  A variety of ways.

Perhaps you could give some information on WHY you want to do this?
MadTomicAuthor Commented:
I'm in the process of installing a 2nd Easy Swap Hard Drive. I can't get it to work with the one exist in the system so I thought maybe I can get ride of it from the system and start from square one with it. Setup first as Basic and convert later to Dynamic?

If you look here

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Q_21730833.html

I started another question about it. I'm having issue adding the 2nd Easy Swap.
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