How to interact the Gremlin Daemon Service on Windows via an elevated cmd prompt

Modified on Wed, 3 Jul at 12:53 PM

Open an elevated command prompt:

powershell -Command "Start-Process cmd -Verb RunAs"


To stop the Gremlin Daemon:

net stop gremlind

To start the Gremlin Daemon:

net start gremlind

To kill the Gremlin process if it is stuck in stopping:

sc queryex gremlind 

Example output: 

sc queryex gremlind

SERVICE_NAME: gremlind
        TYPE               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
        STATE              : 4  RUNNING
                                (STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, ACCEPTS_PRESHUTDOWN)
        WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
        SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
        CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
        WAIT_HINT          : 0x0
        PID                : 17792
        FLAGS              :

From the same command prompt type in:

taskkill /f /pid 17792
SUCCESS: The process with PID 17792 has been terminated.

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