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Device Setup Manager

General Information

This service is new for Windows 8. It is basically Automatic Update for device drivers. It will have to be seen if the update cycle of device drivers are “current” or much more out of date vice the manufactures website download information.

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Windows 8

Default Description

Enables the detection, download and installation of device-related software. If this service is disabled, devices may be configured with outdated software, and may not work correctly.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

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): DsmSvc
Display Name: Device Setup Manager

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System account


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


Additional Reading

None at this time.