Network Store Interface Service (nsi) Defaults in Windows 7

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
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nsi
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Network Store Interface Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 7 it is starting automatically on the operating system startup. Then the Network Store Interface Service is running as NT Authority\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other system components, such as drivers and services, may run in the same process. If Network Store Interface Service fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the nsi service is not running because of the error.

Dependencies

Network Store Interface Service is unable to start, if the NSI proxy service driver. is stopped or disabled.

If Network Store Interface Service is stopped, the following services cannot 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 svchost.exe 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 7 installation media.