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How to Start/Stop Heath Key and Certificate Management service

Service name: hkmsvc

Display name: Heath Key and Certificate Management


Description:

Provides X.509 certificate and key management services for the Network Access Protection Agent (NAPAgent). Enforcement
technologies that use X.509 certificates may not function properly without this service.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Heath Key and Certificate Management 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 Heath Key and Certificate Management service:

net start hkmsvc


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


To Stop Heath Key and Certificate Management service:

net stop hkmsvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\hkmsvc" /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\hkmsvc" /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\hkmsvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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