Network Store Interface Service (nsi) Defaults in Windows 10

This service delivers network notifications (e.g. interface addition/deleting etc) to user mode clients. Stopping this service will cause loss of network connectivity. If this service is disabled, any other services that explicitly depend on this service will fail to start.

Default Settings

Startup type:Automatic
Display name:Network Store Interface Service
Service name:nsi
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\nsisvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nsi
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Network Store Interface Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting automatically when the operating system starts. Then the Network Store Interface Service is running as NT Authority\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Network Store Interface Service fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the nsi service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

Network Store Interface Service cannot be started under any conditions, if the following services are disabled, deleted or working improperly:

While Network Store Interface Service is stopped, disabled or working incorrectly, the following services do not start:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Network Store Interface Service

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Network Store Interface Service depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config nsi start= auto
sc start nsi

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The nsi service is using the nsisvc.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.