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How to Start/Stop Media Center Extender Service

Service name: Mcx2Svc

Display name: Media Center Extender Service


Description:

Allows Media Center Extenders to locate and connect to the computer.


Path to executable:

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

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Media Center Extender 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 Media Center Extender Service:

net start Mcx2Svc


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


To Stop Media Center Extender Service:

net stop Mcx2Svc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Mcx2Svc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Mcx2Svc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Mcx2Svc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Mcx2Svc" /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\Mcx2Svc" /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\Mcx2Svc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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