Automatic Remote Registry Service disabling on Windows 8 and Server 2012 cause scans to fail

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    Purpose

     

    Automatic Remote Registry Service disabling on Windows 8 and Server 2012 cause scans to fail. This document provides a workaround to prevent the Remote Registry Service from automatically stopping in Windows 8 and Server 2012.

     

    Description

     

    In Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the Remote Registry Service by default is set to stop automatically if idle for more than 10 minutes. This will occur regardless of the service's "Startup type". 

     

    Resolution

     

    The only known workaround is to modify the DisableIdleStop value from 0 to 1 in the following registry key on the target machine(s).

     

    Registry Key Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\RemoteRegistry

    Registry Key: DisableIdleStop

    Value Type:  REG_DWORD, data : 1

     

      No restart is required.

     

    Affected Product(s)

     

    Windows 8

    Windows Server 2012