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How to Start/Stop TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper

Service name: lmhosts

Display name: TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper


Description:

Provides support for the NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution for clients on the network, therefore
enabling users to share files, print, and log on to the network. If this service is stopped, these functions might be unavailable. 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 LocalServiceNetworkRestricted -p

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper 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 TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service:

net start lmhosts

sc start lmhosts


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


To Stop TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service:

net stop lmhosts

sc stop lmhosts


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

sc config lmhosts start= auto

Manual:

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

sc config lmhosts start= demand

Disabled:

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

sc config lmhosts start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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