Was this page helpful?
Additional feedback?
1500 characters remaining
Export (0) Print
Expand All
Collapse the table of content
Expand the table of content
Expand Minimize

Uninterruptible Power Supply (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: UPS

Executable Name: Ups.exe

Log On As: LocalService

Description: The Uninterruptible Power Supply service manages an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) connected to your computer by a serial port.

If you have a USB UPS, you should not install this service.

By default the startup type is Manual and the default status is Stopped, unless you install and configure a serial UPS. After you install and configure a serial UPS, the startup type changes to Automatic and the default status changes to Started.

If this service is stopped or disabled, communications with the UPS are lost. If power is lost on the AC line, the UPS is unable to pilot the computer to shut down as the UPS battery discharges towards a critically low state. This could potentially result in loss of data.

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: Automatic, if you install and configure a serial UPS on the UPS tab of the Power Options Properties dialog box.

Service status: Started

This service depends on the following system components:


The following system components depend on this service:


Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback

Community Additions

© 2015 Microsoft