Plug and Play

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

Legacy Plug and Play Service.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual (Started)
Windows 8 x64 Manual (Started)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual (Started)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual (Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual (Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): PlugPlay
Display Name: Plug and Play

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System account (unchangeable)

Dependencies

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

Windows 7

Default Description

Enables a computer to recognize and adapt to hardware changes with little or no user input. Stopping or disabling this service will result in system instability.

Additional Information

This service is the heart and soul of the Plug and Play environment. You cannot disable or stop this service using services.msc.

Take note: UPnP is not PnP. UPnP is for connectivity on networks via TCP/IP to devices, such as scanners or printers. Your sound card is PnP. Do not disable the Plug and Play service.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Home Basic Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Home Premium Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
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): PlugPlay
Display Name: Plug and Play

Default Path and Command Line Options

Account: Local System account (unchangeable)

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Plug and Play needs to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

What other service require Plug and Play to function properly:

Windows Vista

Default Description

(Retail and SP1) Stopping or disabling this service will result in system instability.

(SP2) Enables a computer to recognize and adapt to hardware changes with little or no user input. Stopping or disabling this service will result in system instability.

Additional Information

This service is the heart and soul of the Plug and Play environment. You cannot disable or stop this service using services.msc.

Take note: UPnP is not PnP. UPnP is for connectivity on networks via TCP/IP to devices, such as scanners or printers. Your sound card is PnP. Do not disable the Plug and Play service.

This service uses about 9MB of RAM while sharing the same svchost.exe process with the DCOM Server Process Launcher service.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Home Premium Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
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): PlugPlay
Display Name: Plug and Play

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account (unchangeable)

Dependencies

What service Plug and Play needs to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

What other service require Plug and Play to function properly:

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Enables a computer to recognize and adapt to hardware changes with little or no user input.

Additional Information

This service is the heart and soul of the Plug and Play environment.

Take note: UPnP is not PnP. UPnP is for connectivity on networks via TCP/IP to devices, such as scanners or printers. Your sound card is PnP. Do not disable Plug and Play service.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Automatic

Service Names

Service Name (registry): PlugPlay
Display Name: Plug and Play

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Plug and Play needs to function properly:

  • None

What other service require Plug and Play to function properly:

Windows XP

Default Description

Enables a computer to recognize and adapt to hardware changes with little or no user input.

Additional Information

This service is the heart and soul of the Plug and Play environment and this service cannot be stopped using the services control panel and should not be stopped by any other means.

Take note: UPnP is not PnP. UPnP is for connectivity on networks via TCP/IP to devices, such as scanners or printers. Your sound card is PnP. Do not disable <strong >Plug and Playservice.

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): PlugPlay
Display Name: Plug and Play

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Plug and Play needs to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

What other service require Plug and Play to function properly:

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