Error Reporting Service

 

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Allows error reporting for services and applictions running in non-standard environments.

Additional Information

Calls home to Microsoft when application errors occur. I personally do not like this. I feel it is a waste of memory and resources. On the other hand, if you are experiencing system crashes often, the best way to deal with them is to report them using this tool.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Automatic

Service Names

Service Name (registry): ERSvc
Display Name: Error Reporting Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Error Reporting Service needs to function properly:

What other service require Error Reporting Service to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Allows error reporting for services and applictions running in non-standard environments.

Additional Information

Calls home to Microsoft when application errors occur. I personally do not like this. I feel it is a waste of memory and resources. On the other hand, if you are experiencing system crashes often, the best way to deal with them is to report them using this tool.

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): ERSvc

Display Name: Error Reporting Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

SP3: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Error Reporting Service needs to function properly:

What other service require Error Reporting Service to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

Additional Reading

None at this time.