29 September 2021
How to start and stop PowerChute Network Shutdown on Windows Server Core
PowerChute Network Shutdown Versions 2.2.3 and above
Windows Server Core
To start the PCNS service manually after it has been deliberately stopped, use either command below:
Note: "n" stands for the instance number, if only one instance was installed n=1 Each instance was it own number PCNS 2.2.3, 2.2.4 and 2.2.5 can have up to 3 instances. PCNS 3.X and 4.X have 1 instance only so the entry is PCNS1.
sc start PCNSn
net start PCNSn
To stop the PCNS service when it is running, use either command below:
sc stop PCNSn
net stop PCNSn
To check if PCNS service is running on Windows Service Core, use either command below:
sc query PCNSn #This command will only list the PCNS service and show if the service is started or stopped.
net start # This command without argument will list all services running on the system.
sc query # This command without argument will list all services running on the system.