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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

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

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


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


To Stop Computer Browser service:

net stop Browser


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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


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

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