Thursday, February 24, 2011

Messenger Service In Windows XP

 Messenger Service




1. Service Name: Messenger

2. Service Description:

Transmits net send and Alerter service messages between clients and servers. This service is not related to Windows Messenger. If this service is stopped, Alerter messages will not be transmitted. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.


3. Default Settings:

  • Default setting in Windows XP Professional: Disabled
  • Default setting in Windows XP Home: Disabled
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:
  1. NetBIOS Interface
  2. Plug and Play
  3. Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  4. Workstation
7. The following services have a dependency on this service: None


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