Default settings for services

If you have a typical installation, many services are configured as "automatic" (that is, they start automatically when the system starts or when the service is called for the first time). If a service is configured as "manual," you must start the service manually before it can be loaded by the operating system and made available for use. If a service is configured as "disabled," it cannot be started automatically or manually. For more information about configuring service startup, see To configure how a service is started For more information about starting a service from the command line, see Net start

The following table lists the default services for a typical installation of Windows XP Professional, along with their default startup settings. Your list of services might be different, depending on the components selected during installation and any additional programs that have been installed.

ServiceStartup TypeLog On AsAdditional information

Alerter

Manual

Local Service

 

Application Layer Gateway

Manual

Local Service

 

Application Management

Manual

Local System

 

Automatic Updates

Automatic

Local System

 

Background Intelligent Transfer Service

Manual

Network Service

For information about troubleshooting problems associated with this service, see Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) inactive job timeout

ClipBook

Manual

Local System

 

COM+ Event System

Manual

Local System

 

COM+ System Application

Manual

Local System

 

Computer Browser

Automatic

Local System

 

Cryptographic Services

Automatic

Local System

 

DHCP Client

Automatic

Local System

 

Distributed Link Tracking Client

Automatic

Local System

 

Distributed Transaction Coordinator

Manual

Network Service

 

DNS Client

Automatic

Network Service

 

Error Reporting

Automatic

Local System

 

Event Log

Automatic

Local System

 

Fast User Switching Compatibility

Manual

Local System

 

Help and Support

Automatic

Local System

 

Human Interface Device Access

Disabled

Local System

 

IMAPI CD-Burning COM

Manual

Local System

 

Indexing Service

Manual

Local System

You can use Indexing Service to index documents and document properties on your disks and store the information in a catalog. For more information, see Indexing Service

Internet Connection Firewall (ICF)/Internet Connection Sharing

Automatic

Local System

 

Internet Connection Sharing

Manual

Local System

 

IPSec Services

Automatic

Local System

 

Logical Disk Manager

Automatic

Local System

 

Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service

Manual

Local System

 

Messenger

Automatic

Local Service

This service must be running for alert notifications to be received. For more information about performance, see Introduction to Performance This service must be running on recipient computers so that those computers can receive console messages. For more information about console messages, see Send Console Message

MS Software Shadow Copy Provider

Manual

Local System

 

Net Logon

Automatic

Local System

 

NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing

Manual

Local System

 

Network Connections

Manual

Local System

 

Network DDE

Manual

Local System

 

Network DDE DSDM

Manual

Local System

 

Network Location Awareness (NLA)

Manual

Local System

 

NT LM Security Support Provider

Manual

Local System

 

Performance Logs and Alerts

Manual

Network Service

 

Plug and Play

Automatic

Local System

 

Portable media serial number

Automatic

Local System

 

Print Spooler

Automatic

Local System

If you are having trouble with a printer not responding, you can try restarting this service. This cancels all pending print jobs.

Protected Storage

Automatic

Local System

 

QoS RSVP

Manual

Local System

 

Remote Access Auto Connection Manager

Manual

Local System

 

Remote Access Connection Manager

Manual

Local System

 

Remote Desktop Help Session Manager

Manual

Local System

 

Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

Automatic

Local System

 

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator

Manual

Network Service

 

Remote Registry

Automatic

Local Service

For troubleshooting performance problems relating to this service, see Troubleshooting

Removable Storage

Manual

Local System

 

Routing and Remote Access

Manual

Local System

 

Secondary Logon

Automatic

Local System

For more information about the Secondary Logon service, see To start the Secondary Logon service

Security Accounts Manager

Automatic

Local System

 

Server

Automatic

Local System

Stopping this service disconnects any open sessions with a remote computer.

Shell Hardware Detection

Automatic

Local System

 

Smart Card

Manual

Local Service

 

Smart Card Helper

Manual

Local Service

 

SSDP Discovery

Manual

Local Service

 

System Event Notification

Automatic

Local System

 

System Restore Service

Automatic

Local System

 

Task Scheduler

Automatic

Local System

 

TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper

Automatic

Local Service

 

Telephony

Manual

Local System

 

Telnet

Manual

Local System

 

Terminal Services

Manual

Local System

 

Themes

Automatic

Local System

 

Uninterruptable Power Supply

Manual

Local Service

 

Universal Plug and Play Device Host

Manual

Local System

 

Upload Manager

Automatic

Local System

 

Utility Manager

Manual

Local System

 

Volume Shadow Copy

Manual

Local System

 

WebClient

Automatic

Local Service

 

Windows Audio

Automatic

Local System

 

Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)

Manual

Local System

 

Windows Installer

Manual

Local System

 

Windows Management Instrumentation

Automatic

Local System

 

Windows Time

Automatic

Local System

 

Wireless Zero Configuration service

Automatic

Local System

 

WMI Performance Adapter

Manual

Local System

 

Workstation

Automatic

Local System

 



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