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How to Start/Stop Microsoft Passport Container

Service name: NgcCtnrSvc

Display name: Microsoft Passport Container


Description:

Manages local user identity keys used to authenticate the user to identity providers, as well as TPM virtual smart cards. If this service is
disabled, local user identity keys and TPM virtual smart cards will not be accessible. It is recommended that you do not reconfigure this
service.

Path to executable:

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

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Microsoft Passport Container 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 Microsoft Passport Container service:

net start NgcCtnrSvc

sc start NgcCtnrSvc


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


To Stop Microsoft Passport Container service:

net stop NgcCtnrSvc

sc stop NgcCtnrSvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

sc config NgcCtnrSvc start= auto

Manual:

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

sc config NgcCtnrSvc start= demand

Disabled:

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

sc config NgcCtnrSvc start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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