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Net.Pipe Listener Adapter

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

Receives activation requests over the net.pipe protocol and passes them to the Windows Process Activation Service.

Additional Information

This service is not installed by default and should not be installed on a “home” system. You can add or remove this service by heading to:

  1. Head to Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Select Programs
  4. Select Programs and Features
  5. Select Turn Windows Features on or off

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 8 x64 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): NetPipeActivator
Display Name: Net.Pipe Listener Adapter

Default Path and Command Line Options

“C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\SMSvcHost.exe”

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

Receives activation requests over the net.pipe protocol and passes them to the Windows Process Activation Service.

Additional Information

This service is not installed by default. You can add or remove this service by heading to:

  1. Head to Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Select Programs
  4. Select Programs and Features
  5. Select Turn Windows Features on or off

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Home Basic Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Home Premium Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Professional Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Ultimate Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Enterprise Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): NetPipeActivator
Display Name: Net.Pipe Listener Adapter

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation\SMSvcHost.exe

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Net.Pipe Listener Adapter needs to function properly:

What other service require Net.Pipe Listener Adapter to function properly:

    • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Receives activation requests over the net.pipe protocol and passes them to the Windows Process Activation Service.

Additional Information

Two different executables are offered for this service, depending upon which version (32 or 64-bit) you are using.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Vista Home Premium Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Vista Business Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Vista Ultimate Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Vista Enterprise Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): NetPipeActivator
Display Name: Net.Pipe Listener Adapter

Default Path and Command Line Options

“C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation\SMSvcHost.exe” -NetPipeActivator
or
“C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation\SMSvcHost.exe” -NetPipeActivator

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Net.Pipe Listener Adapter needs to function properly:

What other service require Net.Pipe Listener Adapter to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Additional Reading

None at this time.