Pause Service Action



See Also

Install Service Action, List Services Action, Remove Service Action, Resume Service Action, Start Service Action, Stop Service Action


Pause the specified service.

NOTE: Services do not run on Windows 95/98/ME.

Practical Usage

Used to pause a particular service. Pausing a service puts it on hold, but it does not remove the software from memory. Users who already have a connection to the resource are able to finish their tasks, but new connections to the resource are prevented. Use this action before stopping a service to let users complete jobs or disconnect from resources.


General Tab

Service to Pause

Text, Required
MARKUP: SERVICE="Backup Service"

Specifies the service to pause.


Custom Description

This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.

More on setting custom step description

Standard Error Handling Options

This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.

More on Error Handling Options

Variables and Expressions

All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.

More on variables
More on expressions

More on the expression builder


NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.