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How to Start/Stop Device Setup Manager service

Service name: DsmSvc

Display name: Device Setup Manager


Description:

Enables the detection, download and installation of device-related software. If this service is disabled, devices may be configured with
outdated software, and may not work correctly.



Path to executable:

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

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

net start DsmSvc

sc start DsmSvc


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


To Stop Device Setup Manager service:

net stop DsmSvc

sc stop DsmSvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

sc config DsmSvc start= auto

Manual:

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

sc config DsmSvc start= demand

Disabled:

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

sc config DsmSvc start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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