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How to Start/Stop Extensible Authentication Protocol service

Service name: Eaphost

Display name: Extensible Authentication Protocol


Description:

The Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) service provides network authentication in such scenarios as 802.1x wired and wireless,
VPN, and Network Access Protection (NAP).  EAP also provides application programming interfaces (APIs) that are used by network
access clients, including wireless and VPN clients, during the authentication process.  If you disable this service, this computer is
prevented from accessing networks that require EAP authentication.
Path to executable:

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

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Extensible Authentication Protocol 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 Extensible Authentication Protocol service:

net start Eaphost

sc start Eaphost


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


To Stop Extensible Authentication Protocol service:

net stop Eaphost

sc stop Eaphost


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

sc config Eaphost start= auto

Manual:

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

sc config Eaphost start= demand

Disabled:

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

sc config Eaphost start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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