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How to Start/Stop Hyper-V Heartbeat Service

Service name: vmicheartbeat

Display name: Hyper-V Heartbeat Service


Monitors the state of this virtual machine by reporting a heartbeat at regular intervals. This service helps you identify running virtual
machines that have stopped responding.

Path to executable:

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

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Hyper-V Heartbeat Service service from starting with the operating system using
System Configuration

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type msconfig and press Enter

In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Hyper-V Heartbeat Service service
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish

Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart