Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Service Name: CertSvc
Executable Name: CERTSVC.EXE
Log On As: LocalSystem
Description: Part of the core operating system that enables a business to act as if its own certificate authority (CA), and issue and manage digital certificates for applications such as Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Encrypting File System (EFS), IP Security (IPSEC), and smartcard log on.
If this service is stopped or disabled, certificate requests will not be accepted and the Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) and delta CRLs will not be published. If this service is paused or stopped long enough for CRLs to expire, validation of existing certificates will fail.
For more information about S/MIME and SSL, see "Certificate Services" in the Windows Server Distributed Services Guide.
Available on: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition.
Installed through: Add/Remove Windows Components, Certificate Service
Startup type: Automatic
Service status: Started
This service depends on the following system components: None
The following system components depend on this service: None
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