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How to manually stop and start the Symantec Endpoint Protection service

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Article ID: 151294

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Endpoint Protection

Issue/Introduction

How can I manually stop and start the Symantec Endpoint Protection when those options are greyed out and not available on the local client through the Windows service manager.

Resolution

To stop the Symantec Endpoint Protection service manually from the Windows follow the below steps:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type smc -stop


To start the Symantec Endpoint Protection service manually from the Windows follow the below steps:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type smc -start


Note: These commands can also be run from the command prompt if you path to the installation directory on the client.