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How to Start/Stop Application Information service

Service name: Appinfo

Display name: Application Information


Facilitates the running of interactive applications with additional administrative privileges.  If this service is stopped, users will be unable
to launch applications with the additional administrative privileges they may require to perform desired user tasks.

Path to executable:

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

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Application Information 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 Application Information service:

net start Appinfo

sc start Appinfo

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

To Stop Application Information service:

net stop Appinfo

sc stop Appinfo

To change Startup type:


REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\PerfHost\Appinfo" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config Appinfo start= auto


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

sc config Appinfo start= demand


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

sc config Appinfo start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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