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Local Session Manager

General Information

This service is new for Windows 8.

Windows 8

Default Description

Core Windows Service that manages local user sessions. Stopping or disabling this service will result in system instability.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

Windows 8 x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 x64 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): LSM
Display Name: Local Session Manager

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System account (unchangeable)


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

Additional Reading

None at this time.