Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service (vmicshutdown) on Windows Server 2012

Q

What is the "Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service (vmicshutdown)" system service on Windows Server 2012? Can I disable "Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service"?

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A

"Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service (vmicshutdown)" is a Windows Server 2012 service that provides a mechanism to shut down the operating system of this virtual machine from the management interfaces on the physical computer.

Detailed information on "Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service" service:

Service name: vmicshutdown
Display name: Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
Dependencies: None

"Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service" service is provided by the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2012" for details.

Disabling "Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service" service should not cause any issues on running Windows 2012 Server. If you are not running Windows 2012 Server on a virtual machine, you can disable "Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service" to improve system performance and security.

 

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