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Parental Controls

 

General Information

If you have no need for controlling your children (as in, you do not have any), this service can safely be disabled.

Windows 7

Default Description

This service is a stub for Windows Parental Control functionality that existed in Vista. It is provided for backward compatibility only.

Additional Information

If you have no need for controlling your children (as in, you do not have any), this service can safely be disabled.

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): WPCSvc
Display Name: Parental Controls

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Parental Controls needs to function properly:

What other service require Parental Controls to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

This service enables Windows Parental Controls on the system. If this service is not running, Parental controls will not work.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Manual Manual Manual
Vista Home Premium Manual Manual Manual
Vista Business Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Not Available Not Available Not Available

Service Names

Service Name (registry): WPCSvc
Display Name: Parental Controls

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Parental Controls needs to function properly:

What other service require Parental Controls to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Additional Reading

More information on this feature is available here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/features/details/parentalcontrols.mspx