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How to Start/Stop Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service

Service name: vmicshutdown

Display name: Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service


Description:

Provides a mechanism to shut down the operating system of this virtual machine from the management interfaces on the physical
computer.


Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted -p

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service 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 Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service service:

net start vmicshutdown

sc start vmicshutdown


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


To Stop Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service service:

net stop vmicshutdown

sc stop vmicshutdown


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

sc config vmicshutdown start= auto

Manual:

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

sc config vmicshutdown start= demand

Disabled:

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

sc config vmicshutdown start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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