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How to Start/Stop Wired AutoConfig

Service name: dot3svc

Display name: Wired AutoConfig


Description:

The Wired AutoConfig (DOT3SVC) service is responsible for performing IEEE 802.1X authentication on Ethernet interfaces. If your current
wired network deployment enforces 802.1X authentication, the DOT3SVC service should be configured to run for establishing Layer 2
connectivity and/or providing access to network resources. Wired networks that do not enforce 802.1X authentication are unaffected by
the DOT3SVC service.
Path to executable:

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

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Wired AutoConfig 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 Wired AutoConfig service:

net start dot3svc

sc start dot3svc


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


To Stop Wired AutoConfig service:

net stop dot3svc

sc stop dot3svc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\dot3svc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config dot3svc start= auto

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\dot3svc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config dot3svc start= demand

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\dot3svc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config dot3svc start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\dot3svc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config dot3svc 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\dot3svc" /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\dot3svc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f