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How to Start/Stop Diagnostic Policy Service

Service name: DPS

Display name: Diagnostic Policy Service


Description:

The Diagnostic Policy Service enables problem detection, troubleshooting and resolution for Windows components.  If this service is
stopped, diagnostics will no longer function.



Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork -p

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Diagnostic Policy 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 Diagnostic Policy service:

net start DPS

sc start DPS


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


To Stop Diagnostic Policy service:

net stop DPS

sc stop DPS


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

sc config DPS start= auto

Manual:

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

sc config DPS start= demand

Disabled:

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

sc config DPS start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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