Start/Stop and Restart Jenkins service on Windows

I have downloaded “” from .

I have extracted zip file and installed Jenkins on Windows 7 successfully. Jenkins runs at http://localhost:8080/ well. I want to stop Jenkins service from console. How can I do that? What’s the way to start and restart through console/command line?

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  • 4 Solutions collect form web for “Start/Stop and Restart Jenkins service on Windows”

    Open Console/Command line –> Go to your Jenkins installation directory. Execute the following commands respectively:

    to stop:
    jenkins.exe stop

    to start:
    jenkins.exe start

    to restart:
    jenkins.exe restart

    To stop Jenkins
    Please avoid shutting down java process or shutting down windows service. These are not usual commands. Use those only if your Jenkins is causing problem.

    Use jenkin’s way to stop that allows protection data loss.


    where [command] can be any one of the following




    Example : if my local pc running jenkins at 8080 port, it will be


    To start Jenkins from command line

    1. Open command prompt
    2. Go to the directory where your war file is placed and run the following command:

      java -jar jenkins.war

    To stop

    Ctrl + C

    Manage Jenkins –> prepare for shutdown.

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