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How to Start/Stop Windows Encryption Provider Host Service

Service name: WEPHOSTSVC

Display name: Windows Encryption Provider Host Service


Description:

Windows Encryption Provider Host Service brokers encryption related functionalities from 3rd Party Encryption Providers to processes
that need to evaluate and apply EAS policies. Stopping this will compromise EAS compliancy checks that have been established by the
connected Mail Accounts.

Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WepHostSvcGroup

Regedit:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Encryption Provider Host Service service from Registry Editor

Perform the following steps:

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

Type regedit and press Enter

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Microsoft official disclaimer


Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require
that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.


Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WEPHOSTSVC and locate Start registry key

Double click on Start and edit the value:


Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2

Manual - 3

Disabled - 4

Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2


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

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

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