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IMAP command prompt

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Last Modified: 2013-11-29
IMAP is in a starting state on my server.  i don't have the option and stop it and rebooting the server is a last resort.  does anyone know a command to stop the service?  probably something with the inetinfo.exe file.
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I believe the inetinfo.exe is a shared process.

You can use process explorer to see if you can find the IMAP thread, if it is an inetinfo process all of its own, you might try killing it, and then seeing if the service returns.

Of course, when killing processes forcefully, it can undesired effects. Always get people to save all their work first.

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i was forced to reboot the system shortly after posting...about the time you left this post.  Killing a process wasn't what i was looking for anyway.  i appriciate the help though.


not the exact solution i was looking for.  wanted a way to gracefully stop the process.
Once a server enters a starting or stopping state, it is almost always impossible to gracefully return the service to a state where it can accept commands I'm afraid.

Once a 'service' enters.... I mean.


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