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Windows Connect Now – Config Registrar

 

Windows 8

Default Description

WCNCSVC hosts the Windows Connect Now Configuration which is Microsoft’s Implementation of Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) protocol. This is used to configure Wireless LAN settings for an Access Point (AP) or a Wi-Fi Device. The service is started programmatically as needed.

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): wcncsvc
Display Name: Windows Connect Now – Config Registrar

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

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

WCNCSVC hosts the Windows Connect Now Configuration which is Microsoft’s Implementation of Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) protocol. This is used to configure Wireless LAN settings for an Access Point (AP) or a Wi-Fi Device. The service is started programmatically as needed.

Additional Information

The first time you connect to a compatible Wireless router, Windows 7 will step through all the necessary setup tasks to make connecting wirelessly “easier”. If you do not have a wireless network or your particular model does not have the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo, this service can safely be disabled.

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): wcncsvc
Display Name: Windows Connect Now – Config Registrar

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Windows Connect Now – Config Registrar needs to function properly:

  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC) (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
    • DCOM Server Process Launcher (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
    • RPC Endpoint Mapper (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

What other service require Windows Connect Now – Config Registrar to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Act as a Registrar, issues network credential to Enrollee. If this service is disabled, the Windows Connect Now – Config Registrar will not function properly.

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): wcncsvc
Display Name: Windows Connect Now – Config Registrar

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Windows Connect Now – Config Registrar needs to function properly:

What other service require Windows Connect Now – Config Registrar to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

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