What is the Network Store Interface (nsi) service?

An explanation of the Network Store Interface (nsi) service in Windows 7.

What does the Network Store Interface (nsi) service do?

The Network Store Interface (nsi) service delivers network notifications (e.g. interface addition/deleting etc) to user mode clients.

Network Store Interface (nsi) service details

  • Service name: nsi
  • Description: 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.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
  • Startup type: Automatic

Does my computer need the Network Store Interface (nsi) service?

Your computer doesn’t need the nsi service to run, but networking connectivity will not work if it’s disabled.

Should I disable the Network Store Interface (nsi) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; I would leave the nsi service alone.

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