The only way I know how to do this is to remotely connect to this computer through the Computer Management snap-in (Right-click My Computer -> Manage). From the Action menu, select Connect to Another Computer. Browse to the computer object you want and voila! You can then start/stop/modify services as you need. Depending on the service 'attributes', as Darren mentioned you may have to reboot the PC. Regards Shane M. Williford Systems Administrator MCSE, MCSA Sec, Sec+, Net+, A+ Mazuma Credit Union 9300 Troost Kansas City, MO 64131 shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx<mailto:shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx> 816-361-4194 x6012 From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 3:28 PM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Re: change a service through group policy Dave- It will be tough to do this using "normal" policy without a reboot or some kind of triggering action. However, if you are in a position to deploy the Group Policy Preferences product, then you could use that product's ability to create Scheduled Tasks via GP to push a scheduled task to machines that does the restart for you. Darren From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dave Palombi Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 1:25 PM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] change a service through group policy Hello, I would like to know if you can restart a service using group policy. Now the computer never gets rebooted and I have no access to the local drive as well. How would I be able to accomplish this? If there is a better way, please let me know. Thanks, Dave ________________________________ Notice: The information transmitted in this e-mail may contain confidential and/ or legally privileged information intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. Review, use, disclosure, distribution, or forwarding of this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient(s) is prohibited by law and may subject them to criminal or civil liabilities. Statements and opinion expressed in this e-mail may not represent those of Mazuma Credit Union. All e-mail communications through Mazuma's corporate email system are subject to archiving and review by someone other than the recipient. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete/destroy any and all copies of the original message from any computer or network system.