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How to Disable/Enable Windows Services (Local)


On Microsoft Windows operating systems, a Windows service is a long-running executable that performs specific functions and it is
designed not to require user intervention. Windows services can be configured to start when the operating system is booted and run in
the background as long as Windows is running, or they can be started manually when required. They are similar in concept to a Unix
daemon. Many appear in the processes list in the Windows Task Manager, most often with a username of SYSTEM, LOCAL SERVICE
or NETWORK SERVICE, though not all processes with the SYSTEM username are services. The remaining services run through

svchost.exe as DLLs loaded into memory.

For more information please continue to read the Microsoft article

Path Disabled Gpedit CMD Regedit

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator


This method shows you how to Disable/Enable services.msc from Command Prompt

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files

For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here

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 Disable services.msc:

REG add "HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MMC\{58221C66-EA27-11CF-ADCF-00AA00A80033}" /v Restrict_Run /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

To Enable services.msc:

REG add "HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MMC\{58221C66-EA27-11CF-ADCF-00AA00A80033}" /v Restrict_Run /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

To finish please close command prompt window