PC NTMMTA: How to Start Services from the Command Line

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SUMMARY

The Microsoft Windows NT Multitasking MTA (NT MMTA) can be stopped and started from the command prompt. You can put the commands in a command (.CMD) file for convenience.

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Because the NT MMTA can be configured as a Windows NT Service, it can also be stopped and started from the command line. The following examples will explain how to stop and start the NT MMTA services.

Steps to Start

  1. Create a service with the Microsoft Mail Service Manager.
  2. Open the Control Panel, and select Services. Look up the name of the instance to be started. For example, the name of the service can be "MS Mail External - (instance1)."
  3. Open a command prompt window.
  4. Type the following command at the command prompt:
    Net Start "MS Mail External - (instance1)"
  5. Open the Control Panel, and select Services. Verify that the service is started.
  6. Open Microsoft Mail Service Manager and monitor the service to see that it is working properly.

Steps to Stop

  1. Open the Control Panel, and select Services. Look up the name of the instance that will be stopped. For example, the name of the service is "MS Mail External - (instance1)."
  2. Open a command prompt window.
  3. Type the following command at the command prompt:
    Net Stop "MS Mail External - (instance1)"
  4. Open the Control Panel, and select Services. Verify that the service is stopped.
If you have multiple services to be stopped and started, a command file could be created with the above commands. This makes it convenient to stop and start multiple services. Both the Mail External and Dispatch programs work with this method. The following command files are examples that could be used to start and stop multiple services:
   START.CMD

   net start "ms mail dispatch - (instance1)"
   net start "ms mail external - (instance2)"
   net start "ms mail external - (instance3)"

   STOP.CMD

   net stop "ms mail dispatch - (instance1)"
   net stop "ms mail external - (instance2)"
   net stop "ms mail external - (instance3)"
				
114417 Net Help Start <Service> Works only for Windows NT 3.1 Services

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Article ID: 140279 - Last Review: October 30, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
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  • Microsoft Mail Multitasking Message Transfer Agent 3.2a
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