IPSEC Services

 

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Manages IP security policy and starts the ISAKMP/Oakley (IKE) and the IP security driver.

Additional Information

May be required on some domains or VPN connections. After the installation of Service Pack 2, some processes and applications may take advantage of this service.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Automatic

Service Names

Service Name (registry): PolicyAgent
Display Name: IPSEC Services

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service IPSEC Services needs to function properly:

What other service require IPSEC Services to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Manages IP security policy and starts the ISAKMP/Oakley (IKE) and the IP security driver.

Additional Information

May be required on some domains or VPN connections. After the installation of Service Pack 2 or 3, some processes and applications may take advantage of this service, however, I have not found any.

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): PolicyAgent
Display Name: IPSEC Services

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service IPSEC Services needs to function properly:

What other service require IPSEC Services to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

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