The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service

If you receive Error 1083, The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service while starting a service using the Windows Services Manager; then this post will help you troubleshoot the problem. As almost every program requires a service to run on your computer, if the service is not listed in the corresponding Registry key, there is a chance of getting such a message on your Windows computer.

The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service

The whole error message looks something like this-

Windows could not start the Service on Local Computer. Error 1083: The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service.

The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service

There is only one way to fix this problem. It doesn’t matter which service is showing this problem; you can fix that with the help of this guide.

The solution is to add the service name in the respective host in the Registry Editor. Before you begin, you should note down the service name from the popup error message window.

Let’s assume that, it is the ‘Windows Management Service’ that is appearing in the error message.

To begin, open the Services Manager. You can search for ‘services’ in the Taskbar search bar and open the correct result.

Find out Windows Management Service and double-click on it. From the General tab, you need to copy two things, and they are Service name and Path to executable.

The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service

If the Path to the executable is shown as-

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p

You need the netsvcs part only. It can be different for different service. You need the part that comes after -k.

After that, open Registry Editor. You can press Win + R, type regedit, and hit the Enter button. Then, navigate to this path-

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost

On your right-hand side, you should find a REG_MULTI_SZ key that is named after the ‘Path to executable’ part. In our example, you should find netsvcs.

Double-click on this key. Here you have to enter the Service name that you copied earlier. Write it down at the end of the preset list and save your change.

After that, try to open the program or run the service. You should not face any problem.

If you still face issues, then this post has generic troubleshooting steps for – Windows Services will not start.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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