Simple TCP/IP Services

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

Supports the following TCP/IP services: Character Generator, Daytime, Discard, Echo, and Quote of the Day.

Additional Information

This service is not installed by default and should not be installed on a “home” system. You can add or remove this service by heading to:

  1. Head to Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Select Programs
  4. Select Programs and Features
  5. Select Turn Windows Features on or off

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 8 x64 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Not Installed (Automatic, Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): simptcp
Display Name: Simple TCP/IP Services

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\tcpsvcs.exe

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

Supports the following TCP/IP services: Character Generator, Daytime, Discard, Echo, and Quote of the Day.

Additional Information

This service is not installed by default. You can add or remove this service by heading to:

  1. Head to Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Select Programs
  4. Select Programs and Features
  5. Select Turn Windows Features on or off

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Home Basic Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Home Premium Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Professional Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Ultimate Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Enterprise Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): simptcp
Display Name: Simple TCP/IP Services

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\tcpsvcs.exe

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Simple TCP/IP Services needs to function properly:

  • Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

What other service require Simple TCP/IP Services to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Supports the following TCP/IP services: Character Generator, Daytime, Discard, Echo, and Quote of the Day.

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 “Simple TCP/IP services”.

This service supports some old school UNIX/Linux networking services.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Vista Home Premium Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Vista Business Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Vista Ultimate Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Vista Enterprise Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): simptcp
Display Name: Simple TCP/IP Services

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\tcpsvcs.exe

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Simple TCP/IP Services needs to function properly:

  • Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock (HB, HP, B, U)

What other service require Simple TCP/IP Services to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Supports the following TCP/IP services: Character Generator, Daytime, Discard, Echo, and Quote of the Day.

Additional Information

This feature is not installed by default, but if needed, you may install it later off the Windows XP CD by heading to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components > Select “Networking Services” > Details button > Check “Simple TCP/IP Services”. This service supports some old school UNIX/Linux networking services.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Not Installed

Service Names

Service Name (registry): SimpTcp
Display Name: Simple TCP/IP Services

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Simple TCP/IP Services needs to function properly:

  • AFD

What other service require Simple TCP/IP Services to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Supports the following TCP/IP services: Character Generator, Daytime, Discard, Echo, and Quote of the Day.

Additional Information

This feature is not installed by default, but if needed, you may install it later off the Windows XP CD by heading to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components > Select “Networking Services” > Details button > Check “Simple TCP/IP Services”. This service supports some old school UNIX/Linux networking services.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
XP MCE 2005 Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
XP Pro Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
XP Tablet PC 2005 Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): SimpTcp
Display Name: Simple TCP/IP Services

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Simple TCP/IP Services needs to function properly:

  • AFD (H, M, P, T)

What other service require Simple TCP/IP Services to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

Additional Reading

None at this time.