Windows 7 Services Default Configuration Startup Type and Log On Account

Did you tweak the Services configuration incorrectly, resulting in a system slowdown or leading to other catastrophe? And you don’t remember the original configuration to revert back? You may find the Windows 7 default Services configuration table below useful.

Note that some of these services may not be found in your system, depending upon the edition of Windows 7 you’ve installed. For example, the BranchCache feature and the corresponding Service are available only in Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise Editions.

Service NameStartup TypeLog On As
ActiveX Installer (AxInstSV)ManualLocal System
Adaptive BrightnessManualLocal Service
Application ExperienceManualLocal System
Application IdentityManualLocal Service
Application InformationManualLocal System
Application Layer GatewayManualLocal Service
Application ManagementManualLocal System
Background Intelligent TransferAutomatic (Delayed)Local System
Base Filtering EngineAutomaticLocal Service
BitLocker Drive EncryptionManualLocal System
Block Level Backup EngineManualLocal System
Bluetooth Support ServiceManualLocal Service
Certificate PropagationManualLocal System
CNG Key IsolationManualLocal System
COM+ Event SystemAutomaticLocal Service
COM+ System ApplicationManualLocal System
Computer BrowserManualLocal System
Credential ManagerManualLocal System
Cryptographic ServicesAutomaticNetwork Service
DCOM Server Process LauncherAutomaticLocal System
Desktop Window Manager Session ManagerAutomaticLocal System
DHCP ClientAutomaticLocal Service
Diagnostic Policy ServiceAutomaticLocal Service
Diagnostic Service HostManualLocal Service
Diagnostic System HostManualLocal System
Disk DefragmenterManualLocal System
Distributed Link Tracking ClientAutomaticLocal System
Distributed Transaction CoordinatorManualNetwork Service
DNS ClientAutomaticNetwork Service
Encrypting File System (EFS)ManualLocal System
Extensible Authentication ProtocolManualLocal System
FaxManualNetwork Service
Function Discovery Provider HostManualLocal Service
Function Discovery Resource PublicationManualLocal Service
Group Policy ClientAutomaticLocal System
Health Key and Certificate ManagementManualLocal System
HomeGroup ListenerManualLocal System
HomeGroup ProviderManualLocal Service
Human Interface Device AccessManualLocal System
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying ModulesManualLocal System
Interactive Services DetectionManualLocal System
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)DisabledLocal System
IP HelperAutomaticLocal System
IPsec Policy AgentManualNetwork Service
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction CoordinatorManualNetwork Service
Link-Layer Topology Discovery MapperManualLocal Service
Media Center Extender ServiceDisabledLocal Service
Microsoft .NET NGEN v2.0.50727 X86ManualLocal 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 ConnectionsManualLocal System
Network List ServiceManualLocal Service
Network Location AwarenessAutomaticNetwork Service
Network Store Interface ServiceAutomaticLocal Service
Offline FilesDisabledLocal System
Parental ControlsManualLocal Service
Peer Name Resolution ProtocolManualLocal Service
Peer Networking GroupingManualLocal Service
Peer Networking Identity ManagerManualLocal Service
Performance Counter DLL HostManualLocal Service
Performance Logs & AlertsManualLocal Service
Plug and PlayAutomaticLocal System
PnP-X IP Bus EnumeratorManualLocal System
PNRP Machine Name Publication ServiceManualLocal Service
Portable Device Enumerator ServiceManualLocal System
PowerAutomaticLocal System
Print SpoolerAutomaticLocal System
Problem Reports and Solutions Control PanelManualLocal System
Program Compatibility Assistant ServiceAutomaticLocal System
Protected StorageManualLocal 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 RegistryManualLocal 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)Local Service
ServerAutomaticLocal System
Shell Hardware DetectionAutomaticLocal System
Smart CardManualLocal Service
Smart Card Removal PolicyManualLocal System
SNMP TrapManualLocal Service
Software ProtectionAutomatic (Delayed)Network Service
SPP Notification ServiceManualLocal Service
SSDP DiscoveryManualLocal Service
SuperfetchAutomaticLocal System
System Event Notification ServiceAutomaticLocal System
Tablet PC Input ServiceManualLocal System
Task SchedulerAutomaticLocal System
TCP/IP NetBIOS HelperAutomaticLocal Service
TelephonyManualNetwork Service
ThemesAutomaticLocal System
Thread Ordering ServerManualLocal Service
TPM Base ServicesManualLocal Service
UPnP Device HostManualLocal Service
User Profile ServiceAutomaticLocal System
Virtual DiskManualLocal System
Volume Shadow CopyManualLocal System
WebClientManualLocal Service
Windows Activation Technologies ServiceManualLocal System
Windows AudioAutomaticLocal Service
Windows Audio Endpoint BuilderAutomaticLocal System
Windows BackupManualLocal System
Windows Biometric ServiceManualLocal System
Windows CardSpaceManualLocal System
Windows Color SystemManualLocal Service
Windows Connect Now – Config RegistrarManualLocal Service
Windows DefenderManualLocal System
Windows Driver Foundation – User-mode Driver…AutomaticLocal System
Windows Error Reporting ServiceManualLocal System
Windows Event CollectorManualNetwork Service
Windows Event LogAutomaticLocal Service
Windows FirewallAutomaticLocal Service
Windows Font Cache ServiceManualLocal Service
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)ManualLocal Service
Windows InstallerManualLocal System
Windows Management InstrumentationAutomaticLocal System
Windows Media Center Receiver ServiceManualNetwork Service
Windows Media Center Scheduler ServiceManualNetwork Service
Windows Media Player Network Sharing ServiceManualNetwork Service
Windows Modules InstallerManualLocal System
Windows Presentation Foundation Font CacheManualLocal Service
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)ManualNetwork Service
Windows SearchAutomatic (Delayed)Local System
Windows TimeManualLocal Service
Windows UpdateAutomatic (Delayed)Local System
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-DiscoveryManualLocal Service
Wired AutoConfigManualLocal System
WLAN AutoConfigAutomaticLocal 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.

8 thoughts on “Windows 7 Services Default Configuration Startup Type and Log On Account

  1. Very very helpful information because it allowed me to reconcile the status of the services in my computer with those in your list. Good Job and congratulations.

  2. Quite a few problems with going by what is listed as windows 7 default services. I have tested on 3 different systems and when a service is in manual mode there are times when another service is dependant on that service running then doesnt start. The only fixes other than reinstall windows as well as system restore are to reinstall the last most recent service pack. That sometimes does the trick. From experience when you modify services unless you know what you are doing dont touch. The only service I changed was the intel service from automatic delayed to automatic.

  3. THANK YOU! Couldn’t find this info anywhere else! Was so frustrated with Microsoft and Windows, that I almost did a whole restore, SOOOOOO thankful for your help! Thanks

  4. had to translate this to french though ! first all applications online don’t include the ‘log on as’ and i didn’t want to lose all my data coz i didn’t have enough space for backup !! having windows defender & fire-wall problems for once and awhile ! thus your list was a big help for me ! thanks so much

  5. I cannot thank you enough for including the “service and log on as” list above! I have been struggling for a couple of days now! I finally messed my computer up so badly a couple of hours ago I didn’t think I could bring it back without a system restore.

    That was, until I found your info. Thank you again. I appreciate it more than you’ll ever know.

    Desperate no longer,
    Patricia Hughes

  6. Thanks for this list. Windows XP had a “Default settings for services” directly in the CHM help file for Services.msc but the documentation has been so heavily dumbed down since Vista that this was gone as well.

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