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IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service (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: ImapiService

Executable Name: imapi.exe

Log On As: LocalSystem

Description: This service manages burning CDs through the IMAPI (Image Mastering Applications Programming Interface) COM interface and performs CD-R writes when requested by the user through Windows explorer, WMP (Windows Media Player) or 3rd party applications which use this API.

The Image Mastering API (IMAPI) allows an application to stage and burn a simple audio or data image to CD-R and CD-RW devices. The API supports the following formats: Redbook audio and data discs with both Joliet and ISO 9660. The architecture allows for future expansion of the supported format set.

Stopping or disabling this service may prevent burning a CD-R. If a 3rd party CD-RW application is used, turning off this service may not impact recording to CD-R. If this service is started after log on, you must log off your computer in order to write data to CD-R media via your CD-R using Windows Explorer.

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: Disabled

Service status: Stopped

This service depends on the following system components: None

The following system components depend on this service: None

IP Port Numbers used: None

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