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: