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How to Start/Stop Windows Mobile Hotspot Service

Service name: icssvc

Display name: Windows Mobile Hotspot Service


Description:

Provides the ability to share a mobile data connection with another device.



Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted -p

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Mobile Hotspot 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 Mobile Hotspot Service service:

net start icssvc

sc start icssvc


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


To Stop Windows Mobile Hotspot Service service:

net stop icssvc

sc stop icssvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

sc config icssvc start= auto

Manual:

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

sc config icssvc start= demand

Disabled:

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

sc config icssvc start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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