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How to Start/Stop Cryptographic Services service

Service name: CryptSvc

Display name: Cryptographic Services


Description:

Provides four management services: Catalog Database Service, which confirms the signatures of Windows files and allows new programs
to be installed; Protected Root Service, which adds and removes Trusted Root Certification Authority certificates from this computer;
Automatic Root Certificate Update Service, which retrieves root certificates from Windows Update and enable scenarios such as SSL;
and Key Service, which helps enroll this computer for certificates. If this service is stopped, these management services will not function
properly. 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 NetworkService

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Cryptographic Services 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 Cryptographic Services service:

net start CryptSvc


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


To Stop Cryptographic Services service:

net stop CryptSvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\CryptSvc" /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\CryptSvc" /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\CryptSvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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