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How to Start/Stop Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service

Service name: UxSms

Display name: Desktop Window Manager Session Manager


Description:

Provides Desktop Window Manager startup and maintenance services.


Path to executable:

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

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Desktop Window Manager Session Manager 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 Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service:

net start UxSms


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


To Stop Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service:

net stop UxSms


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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