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How to Start/Stop Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar

Service name: wcncsvc

Display name: Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar


Description:

WCNCSVC hosts the Windows Connect Now Configuration, which is Microsoft's Implementation of the Wireless Protected Setup (WPS)
protocol. This is used to configure Wireless LAN settings for an Access Point (AP) or a Wireless Device. The service is started
programmatically as needed.

Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation -p

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar service from Command Prompt

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar service:

net start wcncsvc

sc start wcncsvc


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar service:

net stop wcncsvc

sc stop wcncsvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wcncsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config wcncsvc start= auto

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wcncsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config wcncsvc start= demand

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wcncsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config wcncsvc start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wcncsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config wcncsvc start= delayed-auto


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wcncsvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wcncsvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f