Hello SharePoint Pro's
I would like to ask if there is a specific sequence in starting/stopping SharePoint 2013 Services. We need to restart our SharePoint Servers to apply important updates.
Thank you in advance.
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There is no special guideline for reboot a server during the patching process. But, you have to perform certain things before start the patching process.You can do below things which will reduce the time as well.
Now install the Binaries and if it ask for the reboot just do it. after that run the config wizard one by one.
This depends on your setup. In general, you don't need to worry too much about stopping individual services for a service restart. The computer shutdown process will stop them and they will be re-started on startup.
Now - there is a special consideration with the distributed cache in a cluster. You should do a graceful shutdown to ensure data is either moved to another node. Google/Bing "Manage the Distributed Cache service in SharePoint Server 2013" to get the Technet article, and review the graceful shutdown procedures.