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Wired AutoConfig service
Description Services Regedit Back CMD Msconfig
Service name: dot3svc
Display name: Wired AutoConfig

Description:
The Wired AutoConfig (DOT3SVC) service is responsible for performing IEEE 802.1X authentification on
Ethernet interfaces. If your current wired network deployment enforces 802.1X authentication, the DOT3SVC
service should be configured to run for establishing Layer 2 connectivity and/or providing access to network
resources. Wired networks that do not enforce 802.1X authentication are unaffected by the DOT3SVC service.

Path to executable:
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
Type services.msc and press Enter
Services.msc:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Wired AutoConfig from Services.msc.
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
Locate Wired AutoConfig observe his current status and open to make changes.
From General tab you cannot Start/Stop but you can change the Startup type of Wired AutoConfig.

To finish press ok button and close Services window
Type regedit and press Enter
Please confirm User Account Control pop-up
Microsoft official disclaimer

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by
using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft
cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\dot3svc
and locate Start registry key
Regedit:          
This method shows you how to change Startup type of Wired AutoConfig from Registry Editor.
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
   
   
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 Wired AutoConfig:

net start dot3svc

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

To Stop Wired AutoConfig:

net stop dot3svc

To change Startup type:

Automatic:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\dot3svc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\dot3svc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\dot3svc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start):
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\dot3svc" /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\dot3svc" /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\dot3svc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
CMD:          
This method shows you how to Start/Stop and change Startup type of Wired AutoConfig 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
Msconfig:          
This method shows you how to prevent Wired AutoConfig service from starting with the operating
system using System Configuration (msconfig.exe).
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
Write msconfig and press Enter
Up Back
   
   
Double click on Start and edit the value:

Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2
Manual - 3
Disabled - 4
Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.
When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.
In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Wired AutoConfig.
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish.  
Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart.