Starting and stopping the Perforce service

If you install Helix Server as a service under Windows, the service starts whenever the machine boots.

Stopping the service with C:\> svcinst stop -n "Perforce"


To stop the service, the Helix Server superuser issues the command:

C:\> svcinst stop -n "Perforce"

To avoid the risk of problems, do not attempt to stop the service in any other way.


If you are using a 32-bit version of the Helix Server, you might need to download the svcinst.exe tool from to your Helix Server root directory before you issue the command:

C:\> svcinst stop -n "Perforce"

If you are having problems stopping your Helix Server, email [email protected].