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Tablet PC Input Service

 

General Information

Why this service was placed in Automatic and Started on all flavors of Vista, I have no idea. More then likely, it is because Vista did not have a specific version targeted for Tablet PC’s (like XP did). Windows 7 changes this default to Manual, which is a good thing. It is disabled on my systems (because I do not own a Tablet PC of any kind). However, it has been reported to me that this service is needed by Silverlight to use Photosynch.

Windows 7

Default Description

Enables Tablet PC pen and ink functionality.

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): TabletInputService
Display Name: Tablet PC Input Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Tablet PC Input Service needs to function properly:

What other service require Tablet PC Input Service to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Enables Tablet PC pen and ink functionality

Additional Information

Why this service is placed in Automatic and Started on all flavors of Vista, I have no idea. More then likely, it is because Vista does not have a specific version targeted for Tablet PC’s (like XP did). It is disabled on my systems (because I do not own a Tablet PC of any kind). Some state that this service is required for the “Snipping Tool” to function properly, but I have not been able to duplicate this issue as my Snipping Tool works just fine with this service on disabled.

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): TabletInputService
Display Name: Tablet PC Input Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Tablet PC Input Service needs to function properly:

What other service require Tablet PC Input Service to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Additional Reading

None at this time.