# Stopping the ZWESVSTC PROC
To stop the Zowe server, the ZWESVSTC PROC needs to be ended. Run the
zowe-stop.sh script at the Unix Systems Services command prompt that is in the zowe instance directory used to start the Zowe started task:
cd $ZOWE_INSTANCE_DIR/bin ./zowe-stop.sh
where <ZOWE_INSTANCE_DIR> is the directory where you set the instance directory to.
When you stop ZWESVSTC, you might get the following error message:
IEE842I ZWESVSTC DUPLICATE NAME FOUND- REENTER COMMAND WITH 'A='
This error results when there is more than one started task named ZWESVSTC. To resolve the issue, stop the required ZWESVSTC instance by issuing the following commands:
Where ZOWE_PREFIX and ZOWE_INSTANCE are specified in your configuration (and default to ZWE and 1) and you can obtain the asid from the value of
A=asid when you issue the following commands: