You can delete the CHAPI service from Windows through the following methods. CHAPI is required to run Control 5.1+ so this is not recommended except in cases where you are attempting to resolve a problem with CHAPI and a reinstall of the service is required.

Warning - Do not delete CHAPI when users are logged into Control.

  1. We must obtain the exact name of the CHAPI service from Windows in order to delete it.
    • Open Control Panel
    • Open Administrative Tools
    • Open Services
  2. Find the entry on the list that begins with CHAPI. Keep the Services window open.
  3. Open a command prompt in Windows.
    • In Windows 7, click Start then Accessories and right-click on Command Prompt to choose Run as Administrator.
    • In Windows 8, go to Metro Interface and type cmd. A command prompt icon will appear, right-click the icon and choose Run as Administrator at the bottom.
  4. Type the following command
    • sc delete [service name]
    • Example:
    • sc delete CHAPI.ServiceHost_12556
  5. Click on the Services window you still have open, press F5 to refresh the list of services. If the service still appears (a) wait a few minutes then refresh again or (b) restart the computer.

Contributor: Brandon & Seth, Cyrious

Date: 7/5/2013

Version: Control 5.1

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