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How to Start/Stop Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP

Service name: smphost

Display name: Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP


Description:

Host service for the Microsoft Storage Spaces management provider. If this service is stopped or disabled, Storage Spaces cannot be
managed.


Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k smphost

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP 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 Storage Spaces SMP service:

net start smphost

sc start smphost


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


To Stop Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP service:

net stop smphost

sc stop smphost


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

sc config smphost start= auto

Manual:

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

sc config smphost start= demand

Disabled:

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

sc config smphost start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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