Black Viper
Black Viper

Certificate Propagation

 

General Information

None at this time


Windows 8

Default Description

Copies user certificates and root certificates from smart cards into the current user’s certificate store, detects when a smart card is inserted into a smart card reader, and, if needed, installs the smart card Plug and Play minidriver.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual
Windows 8 x64 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): CertPropSvc
Display Name: Certificate Propagation

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

Copies user certificates and root certificates from smart cards into the current user’s certificate store, detects when a smart card is inserted into a smart card reader, and, if needed, installs the smart card Plug and Play minidriver.

Additional Information

Smart Cards are credit card sized with embedded microchips with encoded information to include anything desired, but usually access privledges. If you do not use Smart Cards on your computer, this service and the following group of services can safely be disabled:

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual Manual
Windows 7 Professional Manual Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): CertPropSvc
Display Name: Certificate Propagation

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Certificate Propagation needs to function properly:

What other service require Certificate Propagation to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Propagates certificates from smart cards.

Additional Information

Smart Cards are credit card sized with embedded microchips with encoded information to include anything desired, but usually access privledges. If you do not use Smart Cards on your computer, this service and the following group of services can safely be disabled:

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Manual Manual Manual
Vista Home Premium Manual Manual Manual
Vista Business Manual Manual Manual
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Manual Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): CertPropSvc
Display Name: Certificate Propagation

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Certificate Propagation needs to function properly:

What other service require Certificate Propagation to function properly:

  • None

Additional Reading