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How to Start/Stop Computer Browser service

Service name: Browser

Display name: Computer Browser


Description:

Maintains an updated list of computers on the network and supplies this list to computers designated as browsers. If this service is
stopped, this list will not be updated or maintained. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Computer Browser 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 Computer Browser service:

net start Browser

sc start Browser


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


To Stop Computer Browser service:

net stop Browser

sc stop Browser


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

sc config Browser start= auto

Manual:

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

sc config Browser start= demand

Disabled:

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

sc config Browser start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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