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How to Start/Stop Windows Firewall service

Service name: MpsSvc

Display name: Windows Firewall


Description:

Windows Firewall helps protect your computer by preventing unauthorized users from gaining access to your computer through the
Internet or a network.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork

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

net start MpsSvc


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


To Stop Windows Firewall service:

net stop MpsSvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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

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