Terminal Services

 

General Information

Windows Search 4.0 requires Terminal Services to install and function.

Windows Vista

Default Description

Allows users to connect interactively to a remote computer. Remote Desktop and Terminal Server depend on this service. To prevent remote use of this computer, clear the checkboxes on the Remote tab of the System properties control panel item.

Additional Information

None at this time.

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): TermService
Display Name: Terminal Services

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Network Service

Dependencies

What service Terminal Services needs to function properly:

What other service require Terminal Services to function properly:

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Allows users to connect interactively to a remote computer. Remote Desktop, Fast User Switching, Remote Assistance, and Terminal Server depend on this service – stopping or disabling this service may make your computer unreliable. To prevent remote use of this computer, clear the checkboxes on the Remote tab of the System properties control panel item.

Additional Information

This service is required for Remote Desktop Help Session Manager and Remote Assistance. You will not be able to view who is logged on to a particular computer by viewing the “user” tab located in the Task Manager if this service is disabled. For some reason, start this service to install Norton 2003.

Windows Search 4.0 requires Terminal Services to install and function.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): TermService
Display Name: Terminal Services

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost -k DComLaunch

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Terminal Services needs to function properly:

What other service require Terminal Services to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Allows multiple users to be connected interactively to a machine as well as the display of desktops and applications to remote computers. The underpinning of Remote Desktop (including RD for Administrators), Fast User Switching, Remote Assistance, and Terminal Server.

Additional Information

This service is required for Fast User Switching Compatibility, Remote Desktop Help Session Manager and Remote Assistance. You will not be able to view who is logged on to a particular computer by viewing the “user” tab located in the Task Manager if this service is disabled. For security reasons, disable this unless you specifically require its functionality. For some reason, start this service to install Norton 2003. It has also been reported to me that a certain DellTouch keyboard requires Terminal Services to function properly: http://bbs.blackviper.com/index.php/topic,840.0.html.

Windows Search 4.0 requires Terminal Services to install and function.

Default Startup Type

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

Service Names

Service Name (registry): TermService
Display Name: Terminal Services

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost -k DComLaunch

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Terminal Services needs to function properly:

What other service require Terminal Services to function properly:

Additional Reading

None at this time.