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Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service - Windows 10 Service

Provides a mechanism to shut down the operating system of this virtual machine from the management interfaces on the physical computer.

This service also exists in Windows 8.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

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

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Type for Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreHyperVGuestShutdownServiceWindows10.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.