Disable Desktop Activity Moderator

The Windows® Desktop Activity Moderator uses its own driver and service to help increase
battery efficiency when a laptop screen is on, ensuring
consistent, long battery life for devices that support connected standby.
Connected standby occurs when you have your device powered on with the screen turned

Note: This feature does not apply to Windows® servers or virtual machines.


You can change the Service Control Manager configuration to keep this service
from starting.

  1. Open a command prompt with administrative privileges on the device.

  2. Enter the following command:


The message for a successful outcome is the following output:

[SC] ChangeServiceConfig SUCCESS

By running the command, you disabled the Desktop Activity Moderator service and driver.