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Remote Registry (System Services for the Windows Server 2003 Family and Windows XP Operating Systems)

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Service Name: RemoteRegistry

Executable Name: svchost.exe -k regsvc

Log On As: LocalService

Description: The Remote Registry service enables remote users to modify registry settings on the local computer, provided the remote users have the required administrative credentials. The service is primarily used by remote administrators and for performance counters.

If this service is stopped, the registry on the local computer can only be modified locally.

If this service is disabled, it will not affect registry operations on the local computer, but other computers or devices can no longer connect to the local computer’s registry.

Available on: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition and Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.

Installed through: Default operating system installation

Startup type: Automatic

Service status: Started

This service depends on the following system components:

Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

The following system components depend on this service:

None

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