MS-DOS and Windows command line disable command
The disable command is available in the following Microsoft operating systems.
Disables a Windows system service or driver.
The servicename is the name of the service or driver to be disabled.
Disable prints the old start_Type of the service before resetting it to SERVICE_DISABLED. You should make a note of the old start_Type, in case you need to enable the service again.
The start_Type values that the disable command displays are:
disable <servicename> SERVICE_AUTO_START
The example above would disable the auto start service. If you want to re-enable this service, you would want to use the enable command, using the old start_Type.
To list the available services and drivers, run the listsvc command.
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