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Program Compatibility Assistant Service

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

This service provides support for the Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA). PCA monitors programs installed and run by the user and detects known compatibility problems. If this service is stopped, PCA will not function properly.

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): PcaSvc
Display Name: Program Compatibility Assistant Service

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

This service provides support for the Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA). PCA monitors programs installed and run by the user and detects known compatibility problems. If this service is stopped, PCA will not function properly.

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): PcaSvc
Display Name: Program Compatibility Assistant Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Program Compatibility Assistant Service needs to function properly:

What other service require Program Compatibility Assistant Service to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Provides support for the Program Compatibility Assistant. If this service is stopped, the Program Compatibility Assistant will not function properly. If this service is disabled, any services that depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

None at this time.

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): PcaSvc
Display Name: Program Compatibility Assistant Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Program Compatibility Assistant Service needs to function properly:

What other service require Program Compatibility Assistant Service to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Additional Reading

None at this time.