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How to Start/Stop IPsec Policy Agent service

Service name: PolicyAgent

Display name: IPsec Policy Agent


Description:

Internet Protocol security (IPsec) supports network-level peer authentication, data origin authentication, data integrity, data
confidentiality (encryption), and replay protection.  This service enforces IPsec policies created through the IP Security Policies snap-in
or the command-line tool "netsh ipsec".  If you stop this service, you may experience network connectivity issues if your policy requires
that connections use IPsec. Also,remote management of Windows Firewall is not available when this service is stopped.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted

Msconfig:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop IPsec Policy Agent service from starting with the operating system using
System Configuration

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type msconfig and press Enter

In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate IPsec Policy Agent 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

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