Stop and Start SharePoint 2010 Services

In my Laptop with Windows 7, I’ve SharePoint 2010 Installed for my tryouts. I use it whenever I’m out of network connectivity.

Problem is: Not quite frequently I use SharePoint from my laptop, but SharePoint services start automatically when I turn on my laptop and eating up my resources especially RAM. (SharePoint is resource hungry! Huh.)

What I want is: Stop all SharePoint services and start only whenever I require them. I used run a batch file (or we can go to Services console) to stop SharePoint, SQL Server and IIS Services. Here is my batch file.

Stop SharePoint services

@echo stopping SharePoint 2010 services
REM SharePoint 2010 Administration
net stop SPAdminV4

REM SharePoint 2010 Timer
net stop SPTimerV4

REM SharePoint 2010 Tracing
net stop SPTraceV4

REM SharePoint 2010 VSS Writer
net stop SPWriterV4

REM SharePoint Server Search 14
net stop OSearch14

REM SharePoint Foundation Search V4
net stop SPSearch4 

REM SharePoint 2010 User Code Host
net stop SPUserCodeV4

REM IIS
iisreset /stop  /noforce

REM World wide Publishing
net stop w3svc 

REM SMTP service
net stop smtpsvc

REM SQL Server
net stop MSSQLSERVER

@pause

Start SharePoint Services:

@echo starting SharePoint 2010 services

REM SharePoint 2010 Administration
net start SPAdminV4 

REM SharePoint 2010 Timer
net start SPTimerV4

REM SharePoint 2010 Tracing
net start SPTraceV4

REM SharePoint 2010 VSS Writer
net start SPWriterV4

REM SharePoint Server Search 14
net start OSearch14

REM SharePoint Foundation Search V4
net start SPSearch4  

REM SharePoint 2010 User Code Host
net start SPUserCodeV4

REM IIS
iisreset /start 

REM World wide Publishing
net start w3svc  

REM SMTP service
net start smtpsvc

REM SQL Server
net start MSSQLSERVER

@pause

SharePoint 2013 services can be stopped and started using PowerShell also: How to Stop and Start All SharePoint 2013 Services using PowerShell?

Later, I found a nice utility in Codeplex (http://sharepointserviceman.codeplex.com/) to do the same: SharePoint 2010 Service Manager You can download it below:

Restart SharePoint 2010 Services

In addition to All SharePoint related services, this utility also provides an option for disabling them on Start up.

Salaudeen Rajack

Information Technology Professional with Two decades of SharePoint Experience.

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