Windows 8 Services Configuration Default Startup Type

Windows 8 Services configuration defaults are listed here. Has your services configuration changes gone awry and not sure about the default settings? This list might benefit some users, especially for the tweakers and breakers :)

NameStartup TypeLog On As
ActiveX Installer (AxInstSV)ManualLocal System
Application ExperienceManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Application IdentityManual (Trigger Start)Local Service
Application InformationManualLocal System
Application Layer Gateway ServiceManualLocal Service
Background Intelligent Transfer ServiceAutomatic (Delayed Start)Local System
Background Tasks Infrastructure ServiceAutomaticLocal System
Base Filtering EngineAutomaticLocal Service
BitLocker Drive Encryption ServiceManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Block Level Backup Engine ServiceManualLocal System
Bluetooth Support ServiceManual (Trigger Start)Local Service
Certificate PropagationManualLocal System
CNG Key IsolationManual (Trigger Start)Local System
COM+ Event SystemAutomaticLocal Service
COM+ System ApplicationManualLocal System
Computer BrowserManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Credential ManagerManualLocal System
Cryptographic ServicesAutomaticNetwork Service
DCOM Server Process LauncherAutomaticLocal System
Device Association ServiceAutomatic (Trigger Start)Local System
Device Install ServiceManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Device Setup ManagerManual (Trigger Start)Local System
DHCP ClientAutomaticLocal Service
Diagnostic Policy ServiceAutomaticLocal Service
Diagnostic Service HostManualLocal Service
Diagnostic System HostManualLocal System
Distributed Link Tracking ClientAutomaticLocal System
Distributed Transaction CoordinatorManualNetwork Service
DNS ClientAutomatic (Trigger Start)Network Service
Encrypting File System (EFS)Manual (Trigger Start)Local System
Extensible Authentication ProtocolManualLocal System
Family SafetyManualLocal Service
FaxManualNetwork Service
File History ServiceManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Function Discovery Provider HostManualLocal Service
Function Discovery Resource PublicationManualLocal Service
Group Policy ClientAutomatic (Trigger Start)Local System
Health Key and Certificate ManagementManualLocal System
HomeGroup ListenerManualLocal System
HomeGroup ProviderManual (Trigger Start)Local Service
Human Interface Device AccessManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Hyper-V Data Exchange ServiceManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Hyper-V Guest Shutdown ServiceManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Hyper-V Heartbeat ServiceManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Hyper-V Remote Desktop Virtualization ServiceManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Hyper-V Time Synchronization ServiceManual (Trigger Start)Local Service
Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy RequestorManual (Trigger Start)Local System
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying ModulesManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Interactive Services DetectionManualLocal System
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)DisabledLocal System
IP HelperAutomaticLocal System
IPsec Policy AgentManual (Trigger Start)Network Service
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction CoordinatorManual (Trigger Start)Network Service
Link-Layer Topology Discovery MapperManualLocal Service
Local Session ManagerAutomaticLocal System
Microsoft Account Sign-in AssistantManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator ServiceManualLocal System
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy ProviderManualLocal System
Multimedia Class SchedulerAutomaticLocal System
Net.Tcp Port Sharing ServiceDisabledLocal Service
NetlogonManualLocal System
Network Access Protection AgentManualNetwork Service
Network Connected Devices Auto-SetupManual (Trigger Start)Local Service
Network ConnectionsManualLocal System
Network Connectivity AssistantManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Network List ServiceManualLocal Service
Network Location AwarenessAutomaticNetwork Service
Network Store Interface ServiceAutomaticLocal Service
Optimize drivesManualLocal System
Peer Name Resolution ProtocolManualLocal Service
Peer Networking GroupingManualLocal Service
Peer Networking Identity ManagerManualLocal Service
Performance Logs & AlertsManualLocal Service
Plug and PlayManualLocal System
PNRP Machine Name Publication ServiceManualLocal Service
Portable Device Enumerator ServiceManual (Trigger Start)Local System
PowerAutomaticLocal System
Print SpoolerAutomaticLocal System
Printer Extensions and NotificationsManualLocal System
Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel SupportManualLocal System
Program Compatibility Assistant ServiceManualLocal System
Quality Windows Audio Video ExperienceManualLocal Service
Remote Access Auto Connection ManagerManualLocal System
Remote Access Connection ManagerManualLocal System
Remote Desktop ConfigurationManualLocal System
Remote Desktop ServicesManualNetwork Service
Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port RedirectorManualLocal System
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)AutomaticNetwork Service
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) LocatorManualNetwork Service
Remote RegistryDisabledLocal Service
Routing and Remote AccessDisabledLocal System
RPC Endpoint MapperAutomaticNetwork Service
Secondary LogonManualLocal System
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol ServiceManualLocal Service
Security Accounts ManagerAutomaticLocal System
Security CenterAutomatic (Delayed Start)Local Service
Sensor Monitoring ServiceManual (Trigger Start)Local Service
ServerAutomaticLocal System
Shell Hardware DetectionAutomaticLocal System
Smart CardDisabledLocal Service
Smart Card Removal PolicyManualLocal System
SNMP TrapManualLocal Service
Software ProtectionAutomatic (Delayed Start, Trigger Start)Network Service
Spot VerifierManual (Trigger Start)Local System
SSDP DiscoveryManualLocal Service
Still Image Acquisition EventsManualLocal System
Storage ServiceManual (Trigger Start)Local System
SuperfetchAutomaticLocal System
System Event Notification ServiceAutomaticLocal System
System Events BrokerManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Task SchedulerAutomaticLocal System
TCP/IP NetBIOS HelperAutomatic (Trigger Start)Local Service
TelephonyManualNetwork Service
ThemesAutomaticLocal System
Thread Ordering ServerManualLocal Service
Time BrokerManual (Trigger Start)Local Service
Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel ServiceManual (Trigger Start)Local System
UPnP Device HostManualLocal Service
User Profile ServiceAutomaticLocal System
Virtual DiskManualLocal System
Volume Shadow CopyManualLocal System
WebClientManual (Trigger Start)Local Service
Windows All-User Install AgentManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Windows AudioAutomaticLocal Service
Windows Audio Endpoint BuilderAutomaticLocal System
Windows BackupManualLocal System
Windows Biometric ServiceManualLocal System
Windows Color SystemManualLocal Service
Windows Connect Now – Config RegistrarManualLocal Service
Windows Connection ManagerAutomatic (Trigger Start)Local Service
Windows Defender ServiceAutomatic (Trigger Start)Local System
Windows Driver Foundation – User-mode Driver FrameworkManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Windows Error Reporting ServiceManual (Trigger Start)Local System
Windows Event CollectorManualNetwork Service
Windows Event LogAutomaticLocal Service
Windows FirewallAutomaticLocal Service
Windows Font Cache ServiceAutomaticLocal Service
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)ManualLocal Service
Windows InstallerManualLocal System
Windows Management InstrumentationAutomaticLocal System
Windows Media Player Network Sharing ServiceAutomatic (Delayed Start)Network Service
Windows Modules InstallerManualLocal System
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)ManualNetwork Service
Windows SearchAutomatic (Delayed Start)Local System
Windows Store Service (WSService)Manual (Trigger Start)Local Service
Windows TimeManual (Trigger Start)Local Service
Windows UpdateManual (Trigger Start)Local System
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery ServiceManualLocal Service
Wired AutoConfigManualLocal System
WLAN AutoConfigManualLocal System
WMI Performance AdapterManualLocal System
WorkstationAutomaticNetwork Service
WWAN AutoConfigManualLocal Service

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Ramesh Srinivasan founded back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and has a vast experience in the ITeS industry — delivering support for Microsoft's consumer products. He has been a Microsoft MVP [2003 to 2012] who contributes to various Windows support forums.

2 thoughts on “Windows 8 Services Configuration Default Startup Type

  1. Thanks a lot. Bluetooth service was stopped in my win 8.1 laptop. I set the parameters of Bluetooth support service as shown in this list and I could start this service now..

    Thanks again…:-)

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