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Black Viper

HomeGroup Provider

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

Performs networking tasks associated with configuration and maintenance of homegroups. If this service is stopped or disabled, your computer will be unable to detect other homegroups and your homegroup might not work properly. It is recommended that you keep this service running.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

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

Service Names

Service Name (registry): HomeGroupProvider
Display Name: HomeGroup Provider

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

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

Performs networking tasks associated with configuration and maintenance of homegroups. If this service is stopped or disabled, your computer will be unable to detect other homegroups and your homegroup might not work properly. It is recommended that you keep this service running.

Additional Information

HomeGroup is new to Windows 7 and currently is only available with Windows 7 network connected systems. As such, disabling the following group of services with only one Windows 7 local networked computer or standalone system is safe:

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): HomeGroupProvider
Display Name: HomeGroup Provider

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service HomeGroup Provider needs to function properly:

What other service require HomeGroup Provider to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

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