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Hyper-V Heartbeat Service

 

General Information

This service is new for Windows 8.

Windows 8

Default Description

Monitors the state of this virtual machine by reporting a heartbeat at regular intervals. This service helps you identify running virtual machines that have stopped responding.

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): vmicheartbeat
Display Name: Hyper-V Heartbeat Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k ICService

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.