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Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0

 

General Information

This service is also available on Windows XP after the installation of .NET 3.5.

Windows 8

Default Description

Optimizes performance of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications by caching commonly used font data. WPF applications will start this service if it is not already running. It can be disabled, though doing so will degrade the performance of WPF applications.

Additional Information

This service is not installed by default and should not be installed on a “home” system. You can add or remove this service by heading to:

  1. Head to Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Select Programs
  4. Select Programs and Features
  5. Select Turn Windows Features on or off

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Not Installed (Manual)
Windows 8 x64 Not Installed (Manual)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Not Installed (Manual)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Not Installed (Manual)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Not Installed (Manual)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Not Installed (Manual)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): FontCache3.0.0.0
Display Name: Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe

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

Optimizes performance of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications by caching commonly used font data. WPF applications will start this service if it is not already running. It can be disabled, though doing so will degrade the performance of WPF applications.

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): FontCache3.0.0.0
Display Name: Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
or
C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0 needs to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

What other service require Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0 to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Optimizes performance of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications by caching commonly used font data. WPF applications will start this service if it is not already running. It can be disabled, though doing so will degrade the performance of WPF applications.

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): FontCache3.0.0.0
Display Name: Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
or
C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0 needs to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

What other service require Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0 to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Additional Reading

None at this time.