Any ideas why there is no option to start the C2WTS from Central Administration? I started the service on all servers in the farm and set it to automatic. The set the service account in Security.
Looks like you installed SharePoint 2016 in a MinRole-Deployment. MinRole automatically starts and stops service instances on each MinRole-managed server in your farm based on the server role.
Your screenshot doesn't tell us, which Role your server has. Maybe this article helps you to configure MinRole to your needs.
Please provide some Screenshots from Central-Administration -> Manage Servers in Farm of your MinRole-Deployment if you need further help.
Thanks to MHeld's answer, I found what I needed. This is my first MinRole farm. I found an article on Managing a MinRole farm that showed how to start and stop services. A simple Start-SPService worked.
Adding my two cents, In 2016 with MinRole topology there is little change.
Every role has a dedicated service attach to it. If you stop that service which required for the assigned role then overnight health analyzer role will start it again( this rule is controlling the compliant section of the services).
Same thing, if the service is not part of the selected role and you start it then over nightly run health rule will stop it again to make the server compliant again.
Like if you will start the C2WTS on search minrole server it will stop next day.