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How to Start/Stop UPnP Device Host service

Service name: upnphost

Display name: UPnP Device Host


Description:

Allows UPnP devices to be hosted on this computer. If this service is stopped, any hosted UPnP devices will stop functioning and no
additional hosted devices can be added. 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 LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop UPnP Device Host 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 UPnP Device Host service:

net start upnphost


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


To Stop UPnP Device Host service:

net stop upnphost


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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