Stop the MID Server Stop the MID Server to terminate communication with the instance. Before you beginRole required: admin About this taskConsider pausing the MID Server instead. Pausing the MID Server from the instance still allows you to run certain commands on the MID server. Procedure Do one of the following: Windows command line: From the MID Server home directory, for example the agent folder, type stop.bat. Windows Services console: From the Windows Services console, right-click the ServiceNow MID Server name and then select stop. Linux: From the MID Server home directory, for example the agent folder, type stop.sh. Restart the MID Server when ready.