NSI Proxy Service Driver (nsiproxy) Defaults in Windows 10

NSI Proxy Service.

Default Settings

Startup type: System
Display name:NSI Proxy Service Driver
Service name:nsiproxy
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nsiproxy

Default Behavior

NSI Proxy Service Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting at Kernel initialization. If NSI Proxy Service Driver fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the nsiproxy service has failed to start due to the error.


While NSI Proxy Service Driver is stopped, disabled or working incorrectly, the Network Store Interface Service cannot be launched.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of NSI Proxy Service Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config nsiproxy start= system
sc start nsiproxy

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The nsiproxy service is using the nsiproxy.sys file that is located in the C:\Windows\system32\drivers directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.