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Human Interface Device Access (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: Hidserv

Executable Name: svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As: LocalSystem

Description: This service provides generic access to specific functions contained within controls collections on HID (Human Interface Devices). It enables the use of predefined hot buttons on keyboards, remote controls and other multimedia devices.

If the service is stopped or disable, the buttons on USB keyboards will not function (i.e., back, forward, volume up, down, previous track, next track), nor will the volume buttons on USB speakers.

Available on: Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional; 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: Disabled

Service status: Stopped

This service depends on the following system components:

Remote Procedure Call

The following system components depend on this service: None

IP Port Numbers used: None

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