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Hyper-V PowerShell Direct Service - Windows 10 Service

Provides a mechanism to manage virtual machine with PowerShell via VM session without a virtual network.

This service exists in Windows 10 only.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Hyper-V PowerShell Direct Service
Service name:vmicvmsession
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\System32\icsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Type for Hyper-V PowerShell Direct Service

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreHyperVPowerShellDirectServiceWindows10.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.