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The Restart-Service cmdlet sends a stop message and then a start message to the Windows Service Controller for a specified service. If you specify -force parameter, it means override restrictions that prevent the command from succeeding, e.g. stop and restart a service that has dependent services. However, Windows Server manager launched via services.msc ...


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Per the specific requirements of getting copies of the .mdf and .ldf files, you can simply stop the SQL Server service, copy the files, then start the SQL Server service. The way to do it without downtime would be to take full backups, but then the other party would be required to restore the backups instead of just copying files. This would be the ...


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