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How to Start/Stop Diagnostic Policy Service

Service name: DPS

Display name: Diagnostic Policy


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 LocalServiceNetworkRestricted

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

net start DPS


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


To Stop Diagnostic Policy Service:

net stop DPS


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\DPS" /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\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

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