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How to Start/Stop Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP

Service name: smphost

Display name: Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP


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

Path to executable:

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

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP service from starting with the operating system using
System Configuration

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type msconfig and press Enter

In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP 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