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How to Start/Stop Offline Files service

Service name: CscService

Display name: Offline Files


Description:

The Offline Files service performs maintenance activities on the Offline Files cache, responds to user logon and logoff events, implements
the internals of the public API, and dispatches interesting events to those interested in Offline Files activities and changes in cache state.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Offline Files 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 Offline Files service:

net start CscService


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


To Stop Offline Files service:

net stop CscService


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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