How to Start, Stop and Restart Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) via PowerShell and CMD

The following commands below are used to restart Windows WSUS service using PowerShell and the Command Line (CLI) tool. Most times, you may encounter issues restarting Windows Services via the services.msc console, then using the CMD, will become very handy at this time. Using the command line is also very useful when configuring script for WSUS and to perform a WSUS management task.

The below commands are PowerShell syntax used to start, stop and restart WSUS service.

Restart the WSUS service

Restart-Service wsusservice

Start the WSUS service

Start-Service wsusservice

Stop the WSUS service

Stop-Service wsusservice

To view the status of the WSUS service

Get-Service wsusservice

The below commands are Command line syntax used to start, stop and restart WSUS service.

To stop WSUS service

net stop wsusservice

To start the WSUS Service

net start wsusservice

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