Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cryptographic Services In Windows XP

 Cryptographic Services Service

Service Name: CryptSvc

Service Description:

Provides three management services: Catalog Database Service, which confirms the signatures of Windows files; Protected Root Service, which adds and removes Trusted Root Certification Authority certificates from this computer; and Key Service, which helps enroll this computer for certificates. If this service is stopped, these management services will not function properly. 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: Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

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

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