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Upload Manager (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: uploadmgr

Executable Name: svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As: LocalSystem

Description: The Upload Manager service manages synchronous and asynchronous file transfers between clients and servers on the network. Driver data is anonymously uploaded from customer computers to Microsoft and then used to help users find the drivers required for their systems. The Microsoft Driver Feedback Server asks the client’s permission to upload the computer’s hardware profile and then search the Internet for information about how to obtain the appropriate driver or get support from Microsoft or a third party.

Information uploaded from your computer for the purposes of finding driver information includes the hardware identification numbers for the device, the time at which the Windows Hardware Wizard was finished, and an ID for the Windows operating system you are running. The system information uploaded cannot be tracked to a user, computer, corporation, IP address, or any other source information.

The collected data is used to track which devices do not have easily obtainable drivers. If additional device driver information exists, it will be available after the device identification number is uploaded. If additional driver information is not available, Microsoft records the device’s identification number to work with hardware vendors to increase the availability of drivers necessary to run devices on Windows, or provide information about driver availability and device support.

If this service is stopped or disabled, synchronous and asynchronous file transfers between clients and servers on the network do not occur.

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: Manual on Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition and Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled on Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition and on Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Service status: Stopped

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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