Thursday, February 17, 2011

Computer Browser Service In Windows XP

Computer Browser Service

Service Name: Browser

Service Description:

Maintains an updated list of computers on the network and supplies this list to computers designated as browsers. If this service is stopped, this list will not be updated or maintained. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Default Settings:

1. Default setting in Windows XP Professional: Automatic

2. Default setting in Windows XP Home: Automatic

3. This Windows service logs on as: Local System

4. The default path for this Windows service is:

%systemroot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

5. This Windows service depends on the following system components: Server Workstation

6. The following services have a dependency on this service: None.

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