I need to generate a batch file that will interactively disable a specific group of services within a SQL job. These services have to be disabled one at a time and in sequence so that one service has been verified to be disabled before the next one can be disabled. The batch file to kill services in general is pretty basic (I know), but what I would like to know is if anyone has experience building something a little more dynamic with some type of loop that verifies that the present service being disabled has in fact been positvely disabled before the batch moves to the next item. All these services have to be disabled in order for me to be able to run the proper maintenance required for the databases. Any ideas?