Windows – remove windows service

Problem
You have services that are listed in the service manager but are orphaned, or you need to manually remove a service from running on the server

Solution
Depending on the scenario you may want to use the service properties to verify the path and determine if you need to delete the actual files
To remove the service from windows simply type the following in an elevated windows command window

sc delete ServiceName

Services manager

delete service

deleted service

Tested Platform
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 2012 R2

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