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How to Start/Stop Device Association Service

Service name: DeviceAssociationService

Display name: Device Association Service


Description:

Enables pairing between the system and wired or wireless devices.



Path to executable:

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

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Device Association 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 Device Association service:

net start DeviceAssociationService

sc start DeviceAssociationService


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


To Stop Device Association service:

net stop DeviceAssociationService

sc stop DeviceAssociationService


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

sc config DeviceAssociationService start= auto

Manual:

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

sc config DeviceAssociationService start= demand

Disabled:

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

sc config DeviceAssociationService start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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