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System Event Notification

 

General Information

Software from third parties, like laptop battery/power management offered by OEM’s may need this service in order to function.

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Tracks system events such as Windows logon, network, and power events. Notifies COM+ Event System subscribers of these events.

Additional Information

You will receive, in the Event Log, an entry complaining about not having this service running if disabled. I have yet to find a side effect, though. For a “safe” configuration, leave this service on automatic.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Automatic

Service Names

Service Name (registry): SENS
Display Name: System Event Notification

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service System Event Notification needs to function properly:

What other service require System Event Notification to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Tracks system events such as Windows logon, network, and power events. Notifies COM+ Event System subscribers of these events.

Additional Information

You will receive, in the Event Log, an entry complaining about not having this service running if disabled. I have yet to find a side effect, though. For a “safe” configuration, leave this service on automatic.

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): SENS
Display Name: System Event Notification

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service System Event Notification needs to function properly:

What other service require System Event Notification to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

Additional Reading

None at this time.