Tuesday, February 22, 2011

HID Input Service In Windows XP

 Human Interface Device Access [SP2 Terminology]
HID Input Service [Pre SP2 Terminology]


1. Service Name: HidServ

2. Service Description:

Enables generic input access to Human Interface Devices (HID), which activates and maintains the use of predefined hot buttons on keyboards, remote controls, and other multimedia devices. If this service is stopped, hot buttons controlled by this service will no longer function. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.


3. Default Settings:



4. This Windows service logs on as: Local System

5. The default path for this Windows service is::

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

6. This Windows service depends on the following system components: Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

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



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