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Themes (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: Themes

Executable Name: svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As: LocalSystem

Description: The Themes service provides user-experience theme-management services and rendering support for the new Windows Server 2003 graphical user interface (GUI). A desktop theme is a predefined set of icons, fonts, colors, sounds, and other window elements that give the computer desktop a unified and distinctive look. You can select from different themes, create your own theme by modifying a theme and then saving it with a new name, or restore the traditional Windows Classic look as your theme.

If this service is stopped or disabled, the new Windows Server 2003 visual style (windows, buttons, scrollbars, and other controls) reverts to the Windows Classic visual style.

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:


The following system components depend on this service:


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