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How to use net start command to work only if service is not running ?

when service already run; it will give an error message (already started)  how to hide this error ?

i want to have batch file.


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The "stupid" approach, which is neverless the fastest and easist, is to issue the start command and suppress any error output:

net start MyService 2> nul > nul

If it is started already, nothing happens. No output shown and no error reported.
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