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How to Start/Stop Remote Registry

Service name: RemoteRegistry

Display name: Remote Registry


Enables remote users to modify registry settings on this computer. If this service is stopped, the registry can be modified only by users
on this computer. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Path to executable:

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

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Remote Registry 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 Remote Registry service:

net start RemoteRegistry

sc start RemoteRegistry

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

To Stop Remote Registry service:

net stop RemoteRegistry

sc stop RemoteRegistry

To change Startup type:


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

sc config RemoteRegistry start= auto


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

sc config RemoteRegistry start= demand


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

sc config RemoteRegistry start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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