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Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service - Windows 8 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 10 and 11.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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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

runsin a shared process. Other services might run in the same process. If Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the vmicshutdown service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreHyperVGuestShutdownServiceWindows8.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.

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