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Distributed Link Tracking Client

 

General Information

Maintains links with NTFS files within your computer or across a domain. For example, you could make a file on “Computer A.” You then create a “short cut” or “link” to that file on “Computer B.” If you would move the file on Computer A to a different location, this service would tell Computer B to update its information to allow uninterrupted connectivity.

With AVG Antivirus 2011 (Version 10.0.1152 on Windows XP SP 3 x86) is that the “Distributed Link Tracking Client” must be set to “Automatic” and “Started” or the AVG scan function will not work properly. Setting the service to Manual does not work since scan does not signal the service to start.

Windows 8

Default Description

Maintains links between NTFS files within a computer or across computers in a network.

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): TrkWks
Display Name: Distributed Link Tracking Client

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

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

Maintains links between NTFS files within a computer or across computers in a network.

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): TrkWks
Display Name: Distributed Link Tracking Client

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Distributed Link Tracking Client needs to function properly:

What other service require Distributed Link Tracking Client to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Maintains links between NTFS files within a computer or across computers in a network.

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): TrkWks
Display Name: Distributed Link Tracking Client

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Distributed Link Tracking Client needs to function properly:

What other service require Distributed Link Tracking Client to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Maintains links between NTFS files within a computer or across computers in a network domain.

Additional Information

Maintains links with NTFS files within your computer or across a domain. For example, you could make a file on “Computer A.” You then create a “short cut” or “link” to that file on “Computer B.” If you would move the file on Computer A to a different location, this service would tell Computer B to update its information to allow uninterrupted connectivity. Even though this is rather valuable on a large network, I have not found a use for this service on a home network. It uses about 3.5 MB to 4 MB in an idle state.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Automatic

Service Names

Service Name (registry): TrkWks
Display Name: Distributed Link Tracking Client

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Distributed Link Tracking Client needs to function properly:

What other service require Distributed Link Tracking Client to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Maintains links between NTFS files within a computer or across computers in a network domain.

Additional Information

Maintains links with NTFS files within your computer or across a domain. For example, you could make a file on “Computer A.” You then create a “short cut” or “link” to that file on “Computer B.” If you would move the file on Computer A to a different location, this service would tell Computer B to update its information to allow uninterrupted connectivity. Even though this is rather valuable on a large network, I have not found a use for this service on a home network. It uses about 3.5 MB to 4 MB in an idle state.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
XP MCE 2005 Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
XP Pro Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
XP Tablet PC 2005 Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): TrkWks
Display Name: Distributed Link Tracking Client

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Distributed Link Tracking Client needs to function properly:

What other service require Distributed Link Tracking Client to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

Additional Reading

NTFS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS