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How to Start/Stop Windows License Manager Service

Service name: LicenseManager

Display name: Windows License Manager Service


Description:

Provides infrastructure support for the Microsoft Store.  This service is started on demand and if disabled then content acquired through
the Microsoft Store will not function properly.


Path to executable:

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

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows License Manager Service 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 License Manager Service service:

net start LicenseManager

sc start LicenseManager


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


To Stop Windows License Manager Service service:

net stop LicenseManager

sc stop LicenseManager


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

sc config LicenseManager start= auto

Manual:

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

sc config LicenseManager start= demand

Disabled:

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

sc config LicenseManager start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

sc config LicenseManager 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\LicenseManager" /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\LicenseManager" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f