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Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service

 

General Information

New Live services may require this to be started and enabled, but all other configurations can safely disable this service if iSCSI is not needed.

Windows 8

Default Description

Manages Internet SCSI (iSCSI) sessions from this computer to remote iSCSI target devices. If this service is stopped, this computer will not be able to login or access iSCSI targets. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual
Windows 8 x64 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): MSiSCSI
Display Name: Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

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

Manages Internet SCSI (iSCSI) sessions from this computer to remote iSCSI target devices. If this service is stopped, this computer will not be able to login or access iSCSI targets. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual Manual
Windows 7 Professional Manual Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): MSiSCSI
Display Name: Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service needs to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

What other service require Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Manages Internet SCSI (iSCSI) sessions from this computer to remote iSCSI target devices. If this service is stopped, this computer will not be able to login or access iSCSI targets. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

New Live services may require this to be started and enabled, but all other configurations can safely disable this service if iSCSI is not needed.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Manual Manual Manual
Vista Home Premium Manual Manual Manual
Vista Business Manual Manual Manual
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Manual Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): MSiSCSI
Display Name: Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service needs to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

What other service require Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Additional Reading