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How to Start/Stop User Profile Service

Service name: ProfSvc

Display name: User Profile Service


Description:

This service is responsible for loading and unloading user profiles. If this service is stopped or disabled, users will no longer be able to
successfully sign in or sign out, apps might have problems getting to users' data, and components registered to receive profile event
notifications won't receive them.

Path to executable:

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

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop User Profile Service 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 Profile Service  service:

net start ProfSvc

sc start ProfSvc


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


To Stop User Profile Service  service:

net stop ProfSvc

sc stop ProfSvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

sc config ProfSvc start= auto

Manual:

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

sc config ProfSvc start= demand

Disabled:

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

sc config ProfSvc start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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