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Remote Registry

 

General Information

This is one of those not needed services. One of the first that should be disabled on a home network. If you are paranoid about security, disable this service. Even if you are not or do not care, disable it anyway.

Note that print spooler and directory services replication require access through the remote registry service for certain functions to work properly. Other custom applications may also depend on remote registry access.

Windows 8

Default Description

Enables remote users to modify registry settings on this computer. If this service is stopped, the registry can be modified only by users on this computer. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Disabled
Windows 8 x64 Disabled
Windows 8 Pro x86 Disabled
Windows 8 Pro x64 Disabled
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Disabled
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Disabled

Service Names

Service Name (registry): RemoteRegistry
Display Name: Remote Registry

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

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

Enables remote users to modify registry settings on this computer. If this service is stopped, the registry can be modified only by users on this computer. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

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): RemoteRegistry
Display Name: Remote Registry

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Remote Registry needs to function properly:

What other service require Remote Registry to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Enables remote users to modify registry settings on this computer. If this service is stopped, the registry can be modified only by users on this computer. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

This is one of those not needed services. One of the first I disable. If you are paranoid about security, disable this service. Even if you are not or do not care, disable it anyway.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Manual Manual Manual
Vista Home Premium Manual Manual Manual
Vista Business Manual Manual Manual
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Manual Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): RemoteRegistry
Display Name: Remote Registry

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Remote Registry needs to function properly:

What other service require Remote Registry to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Enables remote users to modify registry settings on this computer. If this service is stopped, the registry can be modified only by users on this computer. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

This is one of those not needed services. One of the first I disable. If you are paranoid about security, disable this service. Even if you are not or do not care, disable it anyway.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Automatic

Service Names

Service Name (registry): RemoteRegistry
Display Name: Remote Registry

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

Log On As

Account: NT AUTHORITY\LocalService

Dependencies

What service Remote Registry needs to function properly:

What other service require Remote Registry to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Enables remote users to modify registry settings on this computer. If this service is stopped, the registry can be modified only by users on this computer. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

This feature is not available on Windows XP Home. This is one of those not needed services. One of the first I disable. If you are paranoid about security, disable this service. Even if you are not or do not care, disable it anyway.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
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): RemoteRegistry
Display Name: Remote Registry

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

Log On As

Account: NT AUTHORITY\LocalService

Dependencies

What service Remote Registry needs to function properly:

What other service require Remote Registry to function properly:

  • None (M, P, T)

Additional Reading