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How to Start/Stop Local Session Manager

Service name: LSM

Display name: Local Session Manager


Description:

Core Windows Service that manages local user sessions. Stopping or disabling this service will result in system instability.



Path to executable:

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

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Local Session Manager 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 Local Session Manager service:

net start LSM

sc start LSM


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


To Stop Local Session Manager service:

net stop LSM

sc stop LSM


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

sc config LSM start= auto

Manual:

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

sc config LSM start= demand

Disabled:

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

sc config LSM start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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