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How to Start/Stop Parental Controls service

Service name: WPCSvc

Display name: Parental Controls


Description:

This service is a stub for Windows Parental Control functionality that existed in Vista. It is provided for backward compatibility only.


Path to executable:

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

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Parental Controls 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 Parental Controls service:

net start WPCSvc


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


To Stop Parental Controls service:

net stop WPCSvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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