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How to Start/Stop TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service

Service name: Imhosts

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

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

net start Imhosts


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


To Stop TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service:

net stop Imhosts


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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