Application Host Helper Service

 

Windows 8

Default Description

Provides administrative services for IIS, for example configuration history and Application Pool account mapping. If this service is stopped, configuration history and locking down files or directories with Application Pool specific Access Control Entries will not work.

Additional Information

This service is not installed by default and should not be installed on a “home” system. You can add or remove this service by heading to:

  • Head to Start
  • Select Control Panel
  • Select Programs
  • Select Programs and Features
  • Select Turn Windows Features on or off

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 8 x64 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): AppHostSvc
Display Name: Application Host Helper Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k apphost

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Application Host Helper Service needs to function properly:

  • None (W8, W8P, W8E)

What other service Application Host Helper Service to function properly:

  • None (W8, W8P, W8E)

Windows 7

Default Description

Provides administrative services for IIS, for example configuration history and Application Pool account mapping. If this service is stopped, configuration history and locking down files or directories with Application Pool specific Access Control Entries will not work.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Home Basic Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Home Premium Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Professional Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Ultimate Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Enterprise Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): AppHostSvc
Display Name: Application Host Helper Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k apphost

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Application Host Helper Service needs to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

What other service require Application Host Helper Service to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Provides administrative services for IIS, for example configuration history and Application Pool account mapping. If this service is stopped, configuration history and locking down files or directories with Application Pool specific Access Control Entries will not work.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Not Available Not Available Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Vista Home Premium Not Available Not Available Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Vista Business Not Available Not Available Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Vista Ultimate Not Available Not Available Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Vista Enterprise Not Available Not Available Not Installed (Automatic, Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): AppHostSvc
Display Name: Application Host Helper Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k apphost

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Application Host Helper Service needs to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

What other service require Application Host Helper Service to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Additional Reading

None at this time.