Using the Windows Services Applet v10

The Windows operating system includes a graphical service controller that offers control of Advanced Server and the services associated with Advanced Server components. The Services utility can be accessed through the Administrative Tools section of the Windows Control Panel, or by navigating through the Apps menu to Run; when the Run dialog opens, enter services.msc and click OK.

The Advanced Server service in the Windows Services window

Fig. 1: The Advanced Server service in the Windows Services window

The Services window displays an alphabetized list of services; the edb-as-10 service controls Advanced Server.

  • Use the Stop the service option to stop the instance of Advanced Server. Please note that any user (or client application) connected to the Advanced Server instance will be abruptly disconnected if you stop the service.
  • Use the Start the service option to start the Advanced Server service.
  • Use the Pause the service option to tell Advanced Server to reload the server configuration parameters without disrupting user sessions for many of the configuration parameters. See Configuring Advanced Server for more information about the parameters that can be updated with a server reload.

    A limitation in Windows may cause Advanced Server to generate an error message after performing a parameter reload. To confirm that the reload command has successfully updated the parameters, query the pg_settings table to verify that the change has taken effect.

  • Use the Restart the service option to stop and then start the Advanced Server. Please note that any user sessions will be terminated when you stop the service. This option is useful to reset server parameters that only take effect on server start.