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How to Start/Stop Windows CardSpace service

Service name: idsvc

Display name: Windows CardSpace


Description:

Securely enables the creation, management, and disclosure of digital identities.


Path to executable:

"C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation\infocard.exe"

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows CardSpace 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 Windows CardSpace service:

net start idsvc


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


To Stop Windows CardSpace service:

net stop idsvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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