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Windows Color System

 

Windows 8

Default Description

The WcsPlugInService service hosts third-party Windows Color System color device model and gamut map model plug-in modules. These plug-in modules are vendor-specific extensions to the Windows Color System baseline color device and gamut map models. Stopping or disabling the WcsPlugInService service will disable this extensibility feature, and the Windows Color System will use its baseline model processing rather than the vendor’s desired processing. This might result in inaccurate color rendering.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual
Windows 8 x64 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): WcsPlugInService
Display Name: Windows Color System

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

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

The WcsPlugInService service hosts third-party Windows Color System color device model and gamut map model plug-in modules. These plug-in modules are vendor-specific extensions to the Windows Color System baseline color device and gamut map models. Stopping or disabling the WcsPlugInService service will disable this extensibility feature, and the Windows Color System will use its baseline model processing rather than the vendor’s desired processing. This might result in inaccurate color rendering.

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): WcsPlugInService
Display Name: Windows Color System

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Windows Color System needs to function properly:

What other service require Windows Color System to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

The WcsPlugInService service hosts third-party Windows Color System color device model and gamut map model plug-in modules. These plug-in modules are vendor-specific extensions to the Windows Color System baseline color device and gamut map models. Stopping or disabling the WcsPlugInService service will disable this extensibility feature, and the Windows Color System will use its baseline model processing rather than the vendor’s desired processing. This might result in inaccurate color rendering.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Manual Manual Manual
Vista Home Premium Manual Manual Manual
Vista Business Manual Manual Manual
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Manual Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): WcsPlugInService
Display Name: Windows Color System

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Windows Color System needs to function properly:

What other service require Windows Color System to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Additional Reading

None at this time.