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Offline Files

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

The Offline Files service performs maintenance activities on the Offline Files cache, responds to user logon and logoff events, implements the internals of the public API, and dispatches interesting events to those interested in Offline Files activities and changes in cache state.

Additional Information

None at this time.

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): CscService
Display Name: Offline Files

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted

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

The Offline Files service performs maintenance activities on the Offline Files cache, responds to user logon and logoff events, implements the internals of the public API, and dispatches interesting events to those interested in Offline Files activities and changes in cache state.

Additional Information

What makes “Interesting Events?” If you do not synchronize files between computers, disable this service.

Default Startup Type

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

Service Names

Service Name (registry): CscService
Display Name: Offline Files

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Offline Files needs to function properly:

What other service require Offline Files to function properly:

  • None (P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

The Offline Files service performs maintenance activities on the Offline Files cache, responds to user logon and logoff events, implements the internals of the public API, and dispatches interesting events to those interested in Offline Files activities and changes in cache state.

Additional Information

What makes “Interesting Events?” This service is not available on Vista Home Basic or Premium. If you do not synchronize files between computers, disable this service.

Default Startup Type

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

Service Names

Service Name (registry): CscService
Display Name: Offline Files

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Offline Files needs to function properly:

What other service require Offline Files to function properly:

  • None (B, U)

Additional Reading

None at this time.