How do I start and stop the InterBase server on Windows NT

Abstract: How do I start and stop the InterBase server on Windows NT

Problem: How to shutdown / start the server manually. Solution: NOTE: It is critical to ensure there are not any current connections to any active databases on the server prior to shut down. Methods for: GUI Control Panel Command-line (IB) - ibserver\bin\INSTSVC.EXE (NT) - winnt35\system32\NET.EXE Examples: GUI: Stopping Service: Open: Control Panel | Services Scroll down to the "InterBase Server" service listing. Select it. Press "STOP". A clock should pop up indicating that the service is being stopped and will return control upon a successful shut down. Starting Service: Open: Control Panel | Services Scroll down to the "InterBase Server" service listing. Select it. Press "START". A clock should pop up indicating that the service is being started and will return control upon a successful startup. Command-line: (IB) - ibserver\bin\INSTSVC.EXE NOTE: For help with, type "instsvc help" Syntax: Open a DOS session: instsvc stop (stops service) instsvc start (starts service) (NT) - winnt35\system32\NET.EXE NOTE: - For help with, type "net help" - When using this method CASE is important. Syntax: Open a DOS session: NET STOP "InterBase Server" NET START "InterBase Server"