StopService method
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StopService method of the Win32_SystemDriver class

The StopService WMI class method places the service represented by the Win32_SystemDriver object in the stopped state.

This topic uses Managed Object Format (MOF) syntax. For more information about using this method, see Calling a Method.

Syntax


uint32 StopService();

Parameters

This method has no parameters.

Return value

Returns a value of 0 (zero) if the service was successfully stopped, 1 (one) if the request is not supported, and any other number to indicate an error.

0

The request was accepted.

1

The request is not supported.

2

The user did not have the necessary access.

3

The service cannot be stopped because other services that are running are dependent on it.

4

The requested control code is not valid, or it is unacceptable to the service.

5

The requested control code cannot be sent to the service because the state of the service (Win32_BaseService.State property) is equal to 0, 1, or 2.

6

The service has not been started.

7

The service did not respond to the start request in a timely fashion.

8

An unknown failure occurred when starting the service.

9

The directory path to the service executable file was not found.

10

The service is already running.

11

The database to add a new service is locked.

12

A dependency for which this service relies on has been removed from the system.

13

The service failed to find the service needed from a dependent service.

14

The service has been disabled from the system.

15

The service does not have the correct authentication to run on the system.

16

This service is being removed from the system.

17

There is no execution thread for the service.

18

There are circular dependencies when starting the service.

19

There is a service running under the same name.

20

There are invalid characters in the name of the service.

21

Invalid parameters have been passed to the service.

22

The account which this service is to run under is either invalid or lacks the permissions to run the service.

23

The service exists in the database of services available from the system.

24

The service is currently paused in the system.

Examples

The following PowerShell code stops the "Microsoft USB Printer class" service.


$usbPrintDriver = Get-WmiObject -query "SELECT * FROM Win32_SystemDriver WHERE Name = 'usbprint'"
$Return = $usbPrintDriver.StopService()
"Stop Service Called. Return value is " + $return.ReturnValue + "."
"To figure out what this means, go look at the docs above this code snippet."

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008

Namespace

Root\CIMV2

MOF

CIMWin32.mof

DLL

CIMWin32.dll

See also

Operating System Classes
Win32_SystemDriver

 

 

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