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How to Start/Stop User Manager

Service name: UserManager

Display name: User Manager


User Manager provides the runtime components required for multi-user interaction.  If this service is stopped, some applications may
not operate correctly.

Path to executable:

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

This method shows you how to Start/Stop User Manager 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 User Manager  service:

net start UserManager

sc start UserManager

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

To Stop User Manager  service:

net stop UserManager

sc stop UserManager

To change Startup type:


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

sc config UserManager start= auto


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

sc config UserManager start= demand


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

sc config UserManager start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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