Restart WSUS Service using PowerShell and CMD

At some point, we will need to stop, start or restart the WSUS service either due to a problem or to perform a WSUS management task.

In this case, PowerShell can help us as we can very easily start, stop and restart WSUS service. Oh, this can also be done using the command prompt.

Start, Stop, Restart WSUS service using PowerShell

First, to see the status of the WSUS service.

Get-Service wsusservice

To restart the WSUS service.

Restart-Service wsusservice

To start the WSUS service.

Start-Service wsusservice

To stop WSUS service.

Stop-Service wsusservice

Start and Stop WSUS service using the Command Prompt

At the command prompt, there isn’t any restart command like PowerShell. So, you’ll need to stop it first and then start it again.

To stop WSUS service.

net stop wsusservice

To start the WSUS Service.

net start wsusservice
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