This service is new for Windows 8.
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.
Unless you are using virtual machines on your system, this service can be disabled.
Default Startup Type
|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 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
Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.
None at this time.