Network Store Interface Service (nsi) Defaults in Windows 8

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 8 it is starting automatically during the operating system startup. Then the Network Store Interface Service runs as NT Authority\LocalService in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Network Store Interface Service fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the nsi service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

Network Store Interface Service can't start, if any service from the list below is disabled or not available:

All the services listed below will not start if Network Store Interface Service is disabled:

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 corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.