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Diagnostic Policy Service

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

The Diagnostic Policy Service enables problem detection, troubleshooting and resolution for Windows components. If this service is stopped, diagnostics will no longer function.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 x64 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): DPS
Display Name: Diagnostic Policy Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

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

Windows 7

Default Description

The Diagnostic Policy Service enables problem detection, troubleshooting and resolution for Windows components. If this service is stopped, diagnostics will no longer function.

Additional Information

This services state, in normal and safe mode, cannot be modified by a registry patch.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Home Basic Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Home Premium Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Professional Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Ultimate Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Enterprise Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): DPS
Display Name: Diagnostic Policy Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Diagnostic Policy Service needs to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

What other service require Diagnostic Policy Service to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

(Retail+) The Diagnostic Policy Service enables problem detection, troubleshooting and resolution for Windows components. If this service is stopped, some diagnostics will no longer function. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

(Service Pack 2+) The Diagnostic Policy Service enables problem detection, troubleshooting and resolution for Windows components. If this service is stopped, diagnostics will no longer function. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

This services state, in normal and safe mode, cannot be modified by a registry patch.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Home Premium Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Business Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Ultimate Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Enterprise Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): DPS
Display Name: Diagnostic Policy Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Diagnostic Policy Service needs to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

What other service require Diagnostic Policy Service to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Additional Reading

None at this time.