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Printer Extensions and Notifications

General Information

This service is new for Windows 8.

Windows 8

Default Description

This service opens custom printer dialog boxes and handles notifications from a remote print server or a printer. If you turn off this service, you won’t be able to see printer extensions or notifications.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

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): PrintNotify
Display Name: Printer Extensions and Notifications

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System account (Allow service to interact with desktop)


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

Additional Reading

None at this time.