SAP Agent (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: NwSapAgent
Executable Name: svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Log On As: LocalSystem
Description: The SAP Agent service advertises network services on an IPX network by using the Internetwork Packet Exchange Service Advertising Protocol (IPX SAP) protocol. It also forwards advertisements on a multihomed host. Some features, such as Client Services for NetWare, rely on the SAP Agent.
The SAP Agent service requires the NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol to be installed.
If this service is stopped or disabled, IPX service discovery does not work; the server does not advertise itself, and clients are not able to reach it.
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: In Network Connections, right-click a local area connection, click Properties, click Install, click Service, click Add, and then click Service Advertising Protocol.
Startup type: Automatic
Service status: Started
This service depends on the following system components:
NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol
The following system components depend on this service: