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Diagnostic Service Host

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

The Diagnostic Service Host is used by the Diagnostic Policy Service to host diagnostics that need to run in a Local Service context. If this service is stopped, any diagnostics that depend on it will no longer function.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

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

Service Names

Service Name (registry): WdiServiceHost
Display Name: Diagnostic Service Host

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

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 Service Host is used by the Diagnostic Policy Service to host diagnostics that need to run in a Local Service context. If this service is stopped, any diagnostics that depend on it 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 Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Windows 7 Professional Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual (Started) Manual (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): WdiServiceHost
Display Name: Diagnostic Service Host

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Diagnostic Service Host needs to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

What other service require Diagnostic Service Host to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

The Diagnostic Service Host 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.

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 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): WdiServiceHost
Display Name: Diagnostic Service Host

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Diagnostic Service Host needs to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

What other service require Diagnostic Service Host to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Additional Reading

None at this time.