Windows Error Reporting Service

 

General Information

None at this time.

Windows 8

Default Description

Allows errors to be reported when programs stop working or responding and allows existing solutions to be delivered. Also allows logs to be generated for diagnostic and repair services. If this service is stopped, error reporting might not work correctly and results of diagnostic services and repairs might not be displayed.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 x64 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual (Trigger Start)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): WerSvc
Display Name: Windows Error Reporting Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

Allows errors to be reported when programs stop working or responding and allows existing solutions to be delivered. Also allows logs to be generated for diagnostic and repair services. If this service is stopped, error reporting might not work correctly and results of diagnostic services and repairs might not be displayed.

Additional Information

If you choose to disable this service, it may be due to privacy concerns with sending Microsoft your error reports. If so, to help ensure it will not be utilized even if the service is turned back on due to a future Windows Update, do the following:

Note: you must have administrator privileges to perform some of these actions.

With the default Category Control Panel:

  1. Head to Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Select System and Security
  4. Select Action Center
  5. Select Change Action Center settings
  6. Select Problem reporting settings
  7. Select Change report settings for all users
  8. Select Never check for solutions(not recommended)
  9. Select the Ok button to apply the settings

You may also consider disabling Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support.

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): WerSvc
Display Name: Windows Error Reporting Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Windows Error Reporting Service needs to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

What other service require Windows Error Reporting Service to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Allows errors to be reported when programs stop working or responding and allows existing solutions to be delivered. Also allows logs to be generated for diagnostic and repair services. If this service is stopped, error reporting might not work correctly and results of diagnostic services and repairs might not be displayed.

Additional Information

If you choose to disable this service, it may be due to privacy concerns with sending Microsoft your error reports. If so, to help ensure it will not be utilized even if the service is turned back on due to a future Windows Update, do the following:

Note: you must have administrator privileges to perform some of these actions.

With the default Category Control Panel:

  1. Head to Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Select System and Maintenance
  4. Under “Problem Reports and Solutions”, Select the Choose how to check for solutions link
  5. Select Ask me to check if a problem occurs (Radio button)
  6. Then, Select the Advanced settings link
  7. Under “For my programs, …”, Select Off (Radio button)
  8. Under “For all users and programs, …” Select the Change setting button
  9. Under “For all users, turn Windows problem reporting”, Select Off (Radio button)
  10. Select the Ok button to apply the settings
  11. Select the Continue button (if UAC is active)
  12. Select the Ok button
  13. Select the Ok button again

You may also consider disabling Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support.

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): WerSvc
Display Name: Windows Error Reporting Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Windows Error Reporting Service needs to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

What other service require Windows Error Reporting Service to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Additional Reading

None at this time.