I love automation, quick scripts and these are fitting the bill. Considering Exchange 2013 has bazillion services, if you need to stop them quickly and/or disable them, the scripts come handy.

Open PowerShell using Run as Administrator and then:

  • get-service | ?{$_.Name -ilike “MSexch*”} | stop-service

If some services fail to stop because dependent services are running just give the command another run.

To disable the services run:

  • get-service | ?{$_.Name -ilike “MSexch*”} | set-service -StartupType Disabled