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Hyper-V Guest Service Interface - Windows 10 Service

Provides an interface for the Hyper-V host to interact with specific services running inside the virtual machine.

This service also exists in Windows 8.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Hyper-V Guest Service Interface
Service name:vmicguestinterface
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\System32\icsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Hyper-V Guest Service Interface is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Hyper-V Guest Service Interface fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the vmicguestinterface service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Hyper-V Guest Service Interface

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreHyperVGuestServiceInterfaceWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the icsvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.