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Removable Storage

 

Windows Vista

Default Description

Manages and catalogs removable media and operates automated removable media devices. If this service is stopped, programs that are dependent on Removable Storage, such as Backup and Remote Storage, will operate more slowly. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

Not installed by default, but if needed, you may install it later off the Windows Vista CD/DVD under Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off > Check “Removable Storage Management”.

Default Startup Type

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

Service Names

Service Name (registry): NtmsSvc
Display Name: Removable Storage

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Removable Storage needs to function properly:

What other service require Removable Storage to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Manages and catalogs removable media and operates automated removable media devices. If this service is stopped, programs that are dependent on Removable Storage, such as Backup and Remote Storage, will operate more slowly. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

Used for managing removable media and backup services. Disable this service if you do not have items like tape backup devices, etc. If your CD ROM / DVD drive starts acting funny, (no auto play, etc) place this service into Automatic. Normally, this service does not need to be running and you will not miss any of its functionality.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): NtmsSvc
Display Name: Removable Storage

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Removable Storage needs to function properly:

What other service require Removable Storage to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

SP2: Manages and catalogs removable media and operates automated removable media devices. If this service is stopped, programs that are dependent on Removable Storage, such as Backup and Remote Storage, will operate more slowly. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

SP3: After the installation of SP3, this service description was blank for me. This could be fixed in a future release.

Additional Information

Used for managing removable media (USB drives) and backup services. Disable this service if you do not have items like tape backup devices, etc. If your CD ROM / DVD drive starts acting funny, (no auto play, etc) place this service into Automatic. Normally, this service does not need to be running and you will not miss any of its functionality.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home ? ? Manual Manual
XP MCE 2005 ? ? Manual Manual
XP Pro ? ? Manual Manual
XP Tablet PC 2005 ? ? Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): NtmsSvc
Display Name: Removable Storage

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Removable Storage needs to function properly:

What other service require Removable Storage to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

Additional Reading

None at this time.