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Default settings for services

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

Default settings for services

For a typical installation, services are configured as automatic, manual, or disabled:

  • An automatic service starts automatically when the operating system starts.

  • You can start a service manually by using the Services snap-in or by using the net start command. A manual service can also be started by a related operating system service, a system device driver, or an action in the user interface that depends on the manual service. For example, both the Telephony service and Remote Access Connection Manager service are configured as Manual by default, but both of these services are started during the Windows Product Activation process.

  • A disabled service cannot be started automatically or manually. To start a disabled service, you must select an appropriate startup type, which is identified in the tables below. For information on enabling the services required by audio, imaging, and CD-burning peripheral devices, see Troubleshooting audio, imaging, and CD-burning peripheral devices.

For more information about how to configure service startup, see Configure how a service is started. For more information about starting a service from the command line, see Net start.

You can use the sc command at the command prompt to configure services and obtain information about them. For example, you can use sc getkeyname to obtain the key name, or short name, of the service. For more information about the sc command, see SC.

Important

  • To improve performance and security in the Windows Server 2003 family, several services have been disabled by default that were previously enabled on Windows 2000. See the tables below for information about how to enable these services. Note that these settings apply only to new installations, not upgrades; all previous service configurations are preserved during upgrades to the Windows Server 2003 family.

The following tables list all the default services that may be installed as part of the Windows Server 2003 family. Your list of services may be different, depending on which Windows product is installed, which components and options are selected during installation, and whether any additional programs are installed.

Alerter

Short name: Alerter

This service is now disabled by default. If you want to enable this service, set Startup type to Automatic.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local Service

Application Layer Gateway Service

Short name: ALG

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local Service

Application Management

Short name: AppMgmt

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Automatic Updates

Short name: wuauserv

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Background Intelligent Transfer Service

Short name: BITS

For information about troubleshooting problems associated with this service, see Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) inactive job timeout.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

ClipBook

Short name: ClipSrv

This service is now disabled by default. If you want to enable this service, set Startup type to Manual.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

COM+ Event System

Short name: EventSystem

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

COM+ System Application

Short name: COMSysApp

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Computer Browser

Short name: Browser

This service is started in Safe Mode with Networking.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Cryptographic Services

Short name: CryptSvc

This service is started in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, and Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

DCOM Server Process Launcher

Short name: DcomLaunch

This service is started in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, and Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

DHCP Client

Short name: Dhcp

This service is started in Safe Mode with Networking.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Network Service

Distributed File System

Short name: Dfs

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Distributed Link Tracking Client

Short name: TrkWks

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Distributed Link Tracking Server

Short name: TrkSvr

This service is now disabled by default. If you want to enable this service, set Startup type to Manual.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

Distributed Transaction Coordinator

Short name: MSDTC

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Network Service

DNS Client

Short name: Dnscache

This service is started in Safe Mode with Networking.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Network Service

Error Reporting Service

Short name: ERSvc

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Event Log

Short name: Eventlog

This service is started in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, and Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

File Replication

Short name: ntfrs

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Help and Support

Short name: helpsvc

This service is started in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, and Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

HTTP SSL

Short name: W3SSL

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Human Interface Device Access

Short name: HidServ

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

IAS Jet Database Access

Short name: IASJet

This service is available only on the Itanium-based versions of the Windows Server 2003 family.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Itanium-based version of Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Itanium-based version of Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

IIS Admin

Short name: IISADMIN

This service is installed by default only on computers running the Windows Server 2003, Web Edition operating system. For other editions, you can this service by using the Configure Your Server Wizard or by using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service

Short name: ImapiService

This service is now disabled by default. If you want to enable this service, set Startup type to Manual.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

Indexing Service

Short name: cisvc

For more information about this service, see Windows interface administrative tool reference A-Z: Indexing Service.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Internet Connection Firewall (ICF)/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

Short name: SharedAccess

If you want to enable this service, set Startup type to Manual.

Internet Connection Firewall is included only in the original release of Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, and the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition.

Instead of using Internet Connection Firewall and the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF)/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service, computers running Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) use Windows Firewall and the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Intersite Messaging

Short name: IsmServ

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

IPSec Services

Short name: PolicyAgent

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Kerberos Key Distribution Center

Short name: kdc

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

License Logging

Short name: LicenseService

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Network Service

Logical Disk Manager

Short name: dmserver

This service is started in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, and Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service

Short name: dmadmin

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Messenger

Short name: messenger

This service is now disabled by default. If you want to enable this service, set Startup type to Automatic. This service must be running for alert notifications and console messages to be received. For more information, see Send Console Message overview. This service is started in Safe Mode with Networking.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider

Short name: SWPRV

This service is installed by default only on computers that are running the Windows Server 2003, Web Edition operating system. For other editions, you can install it by using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel or by using Manage Your Server.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Network Service

MSSQL$UDDI

Short name: MSSQLSERVER

By default, this service is not installed with a typical installation. You can install it by using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel. When this service installed, the Startup Type for it is Manual.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

MSSQLserverADHelper

Short name: MSSQLserverADHelper

By default, this service is not installed with a typical installation. You can install it by using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel. When this service installed, the Startup Type for it is Manual.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

.NET Framework Support Service

Short name: CORRTSvc

By default, this service is not installed with a typical installation. You can install it by using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel. When this service installed, the Startup Type for it is Manual.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Net Logon

Short name: Netlogon

Until a user joins a Domain, Net Logon is Manual. If a user joins a domain during installation, the service starts and is configured as Automatic.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing

Short name: mnmsrvc

This service is now disabled by default. If you want to enable this service, set Startup type to Manual.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

Network Connections

Short name: Netman

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Network DDE

Short name: NetDDE

This service is now disabled by default. If you want to enable this service, set Startup type to Manual.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

Network DDE DSDM

Short name: NetDDEDSDM

This service is now disabled by default. If you want to enable this service, set Startup type to Manual.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

Network Location Awareness (NLA)

Short name: NLA

This service starts automatically when Startup type is set to Manual.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

NT LM Security Support Provider

Short name: NtLmSsp

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Performance Logs and Alerts

Short name: SysmonLog

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Network Service

Plug and Play

Short name: PlugPlay

This service is started in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, and Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Portable Media Serial Number

Short name: WmdmPmSp

This service is not available on the Itanium-based versions of the Windows Server 2003 family.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Print Spooler

Short name: Spooler

If you are having trouble with a printer not responding, stop and then restart this service. This action cancels all pending print jobs in the printer queue.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Protected Storage

Short name: ProtectedStorage

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Remote Access Auto Connection Manager

Short name: RasAuto

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Remote Access Connection Manager

Short name: RasMan

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Remote Administration Service

Short name: SRVCSURG

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Remote Desktop Help Session Manager

Short name: RDSessMgr

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

Short name: RpcSs

This service is started in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, and Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Network Service

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator

Short name: RpcLocator

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Network Service

Remote Registry

Short name: RemoteRegistry

To troubleshoot performance problems related to this service, see Troubleshooting Performance monitoring.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local Service

Remote server Manager

Short name: APPMGR

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Removable Storage

Short name: NtmsSvc

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Resultant Set of Policy Provider

Short name: RSoPProv

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Routing and Remote Access

Short name: RemoteAccess

This service is now disabled by default. If you want to enable this service, set Startup type to Manual.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

Secondary Logon

Short name: seclogon

You can configure the Secondary Logon service by using the runas command. For more information, see Runas.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Security Accounts Manager

Short name: SamSs

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Server

Short name: lanmanserver

When you stop the server service, all users who are connected to the computer over the network are disconnected. Also, the affected computer cannot be administered remotely; therefore, you must start the server service locally. When you pause the server service, only members of the Administrators group and Server Operators group can make connections to the server. This service is started in Safe Mode with Networking.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Shell Hardware Detection

Short name: ShellHWDetection

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)

Short name: SMTPSVC

This service in only installed with a typical installation on Windows Server 2003, Web Edition. For other editions, you can install the service by using the Configure Your Server Wizard or by using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Smart Card

Short name: SCardSvr

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local Service

Special Administration Console Helper

Short name: Sacsvr

This service runs only when needed, and then it stops automatically.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

SQLAGENT$UDDI

Short name: SQLSERVERAGENT

By default, this service is not installed with a typical installation. You can install it by using the Configure Your Server Wizard.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Not installed

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Not installed

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Not installed

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Not installed

Local System

System Event Notification

Short name: SENS

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Task Scheduler

Short name: Schedule

When you pause the Task Scheduler service, only members of the Administrators group on the local computer can schedule or modify tasks, and only those tasks that are scheduled by members of the Administrators group or the system account will run.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper

Short name: LmHosts

This service is started in Safe Mode with Networking.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local Service

Telephony

Short name: TapiSrv

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Telnet

Short name: TlntSvr

This service is now disabled by default. If you want to enable this service, set Startup type to Manual.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

Terminal Services

Short name: TermService

This service, although it is set to Manual, will start if Remote Desktop for Administration is enabled. For more information, see Remote Desktop for Administration.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Terminal Services Session Directory

Short name: Tssdis

This service is now disabled by default. If you want to enable this service, set Startup type to Manual. This service is started in Safe Mode with Networking.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

Themes

Short name: Themes

This service is now disabled by default. If you want to enable this service, set Startup type to Automatic. This service is not available on the Itanium-based editions of the Windows Server 2003 family.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

Uninterruptible Power Supply

Short name: UPS

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local Service

Upload Manager

Short name: uploadmgr

This service is now disabled by default. If you want to enable this service, set Startup type to Automatic. This service is started in Safe Mode with Networking.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

Virtual Disk Service

Short name: VDS

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Volume Shadow Copy

Short name: VSS

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

WebClient

Short name: WebClient

This service is now disabled by default. If you want to enable this service, set Startup type to Automatic.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local Service

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local Service

Web Element Manager

Short name: ElementMgr

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Audio

Short name: AudioSrv

By default, this service is started only on computers that are running Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition. If sound is required, start this service and set Startup type to Automatic.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

Short name: SharedAccess

Windows Firewall and the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service were not included in the original release of Windows Server 2003, but are included with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition with SP1

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition with SP1

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition with SP1

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition with SP1

Disabled

Local System

Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)

Short name: stisvc

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Disabled

Local System

Windows Installer

Short name: MSIserver

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual/Started

Local System

Windows Management Instrumentation

Short name: winmgmt

This service is started in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, and Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions

Short name: wmi

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Media Services

Short name: WMserver

You can install this service by using the Configure Your Server Wizard or by using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Not installed

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Not installed

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Not installed

Network Service

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Not installed

Network Service

Windows Time

Short name: W32time

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic

Local System

WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service

Short name: WinHttpAutoProxySvc

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Wireless Configuration

Short name: WZCSVC

This service is started in Safe Mode with Networking.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

WMI Performance Adapter

Short name: WmiApSrv

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Manual

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Manual

Local System

Workstation

Short name: lanmanworkstation

This service is started in Safe Mode with Networking.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

World Wide Web Publishing

Short name: W3SVC

You can install the service by using the Configure Your Server Wizard or by using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.

 

Product Startup type Log on as

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Automatic/Started

Local System

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