Resume-Service

Resumes one or more suspended (paused) services.
Resume-Service [-InputObject*] <ServiceController[]> [-Exclude [<String[]>]] [-Include [<String[]>]] [-PassThru][-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]
Resume-Service [-Exclude [<String[]>]] [-Include [<String[]>]] [-PassThru] -DisplayName* <String[]> [-Confirm][-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]
Resume-Service [-Name*] <String[]> [-Exclude [<String[]>]] [-Include [<String[]>]] [-PassThru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf][<CommonParameters>]

The Resume-Service cmdlet sends a resume message to the Windows Service Controller for each of the specified services. If a service is suspended, it resumes. If it is currently running, the message is ignored. You can specify the services by their service names or display names, or you can use the InputObject parameter to pass a service object that represents the services that you want to resume.

Parameters
-DisplayName <String[]>

  • This value is required

Specifies the display names of the services to be resumed. Wildcard characters are permitted.

-Exclude [<String[]>]

Specifies services that this cmdlet omits. The value of this parameter qualifies the Name parameter. Enter a name element or pattern, such as s*. Wildcard characters are permitted.

-Include [<String[]>]

Specifies services to resume. The value of this parameter qualifies Name parameter. Enter a name element or pattern, such as s*. Wildcard characters are permitted.

-InputObject <ServiceController[]>

  • This value is required
  • Accepts pipeline input ByValue

Specifies ServiceController objects that represent the services to resumed. Enter a variable that contains the objects, or type a command or expression that gets the objects.

-Name <String[]>

  • This value is required
  • Accepts pipeline input ByValue

Specifies the service names of the services to be resumed.

-PassThru [<SwitchParameter>]

Returns an object that represents the service. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

Inputs

System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController, System.String

You can pipe a service object or a string that contains a service name to this cmdlet.

Outputs

None, System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController

This cmdlet generates a System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController object that represents the resumed service, if you specify the PassThru parameter. Otherwise, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

Examples
  1. Resume a service on the local computer:
    PS C:> Resume-Service "sens"
    

    This command resumes the System Event Notification service on the local computer. The service name is represented in the command by sens. The command uses the Name parameter to specify the service name of the service, but the command omits the parameter name because the parameter name is optional.

  2. Resume all suspended services:
    PS C:> Get-Service | Where-Object {$_.Status -eq "Paused"} | Resume-Service
    

    This command resumes all of the suspended services on the computer. The Get-Service cmdlet command gets all of the services on the computer. The pipeline operator (|) passes the results to the Where-Object cmdlet, which selects the services that have a Status property of Paused. The next pipeline operator sends the results to Resume-Service, which resumes the paused services.

    In practice, you would use the WhatIf parameter to determine the effect of the command before you run it.

Additional Notes
 The status of services that have been suspended is Paused. When services are resumed, their status is Running.
 Resume-Service can control services only when the current user has permission to do this. If a command does 
 not work correctly, you might not have the required permissions.
 To find the service names and display names of the services on your system, type Get-Service. The service 
 names appear in the Name column, and the display names appear in the DisplayName column.
Related Links

Get-Service
New-Service
Restart-Service
Set-Service
Start-Service
Stop-Service
Suspend-Service