Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 28

How can I restart Windows service with Python?

First you need to install excellent Python for Windows extensions (pywin32) by Mark Hammond from Then you can use the following code (that will restart the Print Spooler service). import win32serviceutil serviceName = "spooler" win32serviceutil.RestartService(serviceName) Note: this code was tested with Python 2.7 and version 216 of the pywin32 extensions.