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Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service

 

General Information

This service is new for Windows 8.

Windows 8

Default Description

Provides a mechanism to shut down the operating system of this virtual machine from the management interfaces on the physical computer.

Additional Information

Unless you are using virtual machines on your system, this service can be disabled.

Default Startup Type

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

Service Names

Service Name (registry): vmicshutdown
Display Name: Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service

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.

Additional Reading

None at this time.