Not possible to Start DevTest Windows Service after reconfiguration

Document ID : KB000095956
Last Modified Date : 15/06/2018
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Issue:
After making configuration changes the DevTest Windows service could not be restarted, and message similar to the following is displayed 

"The DevTest Registry service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs"

 
Environment:
All supported versions on Windows 
Cause:
The Windows Service Manager has lost track of the service, which is still running
Resolution:
To resolve, kill the process using Task Manager, or reboot.