Net Start tip for the lazy

This is just a little tip – but I thought it was worth sharing.  If you ever find yourself wanting to start or stop Virtual Server from the command prompt under Windows, you will need to run the following command:

net stop “Virtual Server”


net start “Virtual Server”

Now – if you forget to use the quotes around “Virtual Server” you will get an error message because it can’t find the service name.  Interestingly enough, it works fine if you drop the last quote, so: 

net stop “Virtual Server

Works fine.  Nothing big, I know, but it is handy for those of us who are lazy about typing in commands…