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How to Start/Stop HomeGroup Listener service

Service name: HomeGroupListener

Display name: HomeGroup Listener


Description:

Makes local computer changes associated with configuration and maintenance of the homegroup-joined computer. If this service is
stopped or disabled, your computer will not work properly in a homegroup and your homegroup might not work properly. It is
recommended that you keep this service running.


Path to executable:

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

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop HomeGroup Listener 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 HomeGroup Listener service:

net start HomeGroupListener


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


To Stop HomeGroup Listener service:

net stop HomeGroupListener


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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