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.


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Service Name Startup Type Log On As
ActiveX Installer (AxInstSV) Manual Local System
Adaptive Brightness Manual Local Service
Application Experience Manual Local System
Application Identity Manual Local Service
Application Information Manual Local System
Application Layer Gateway Manual Local Service
Application Management Manual Local System
Background Intelligent Transfer Automatic (Delayed) Local System
Base Filtering Engine Automatic Local Service
BitLocker Drive Encryption Manual Local System
Block Level Backup Engine Manual Local System
Bluetooth Support Service Manual Local Service
BranchCache Manual NetworkService
Certificate Propagation Manual Local System
CNG Key Isolation Manual Local System
COM+ Event System Automatic Local Service
COM+ System Application Manual Local System
Computer Browser Manual Local System
Credential Manager Manual Local System
Cryptographic Services Automatic Network Service
DCOM Server Process Launcher Automatic Local System
Desktop Window Manager Session Manager Automatic Local System
DHCP Client Automatic Local Service
Diagnostic Policy Service Automatic Local Service
Diagnostic Service Host Manual Local Service
Diagnostic System Host Manual Local System
Disk Defragmenter Manual Local System
Distributed Link Tracking Client Automatic Local System
Distributed Transaction Coordinator Manual Network Service
DNS Client Automatic Network Service
Encrypting File System (EFS) Manual Local System
Extensible Authentication Protocol Manual Local System
Fax Manual Network Service
Function Discovery Provider Host Manual Local Service
Function Discovery Resource Publication Manual Local Service
Group Policy Client Automatic Local System
Health Key and Certificate Management Manual Local System
HomeGroup Listener Manual Local System
HomeGroup Provider Manual Local Service
Human Interface Device Access Manual Local System
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules Manual Local System
Interactive Services Detection Manual Local System
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) Disabled Local System
IP Helper Automatic Local System
IPsec Policy Agent Manual Network Service
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator Manual Network Service
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper Manual Local Service
Media Center Extender Service Disabled Local Service
Microsoft .NET NGEN v2.0.50727 X86 Manual Local System
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service Manual Local System
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider Manual Local System
Multimedia Class Scheduler Automatic Local System
Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service Disabled Local Service
Netlogon Manual Local System
Network Access Protection Agent Manual Network Service
Network Connections Manual Local System
Network List Service Manual Local Service
Network Location Awareness Automatic Network Service
Network Store Interface Service Automatic Local Service
Offline Files Disabled Local System
Parental Controls Manual Local Service
Peer Name Resolution Protocol Manual Local Service
Peer Networking Grouping Manual Local Service
Peer Networking Identity Manager Manual Local Service
Performance Counter DLL Host Manual Local Service
Performance Logs & Alerts Manual Local Service
Plug and Play Automatic Local System
PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator Manual Local System
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service Manual Local Service
Portable Device Enumerator Service Manual Local System
Power Automatic Local System
Print Spooler Automatic Local System
Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Manual Local System
Program Compatibility Assistant Service Automatic Local System
Protected Storage Manual Local System
Quality Windows Audio Video Experience Manual Local Service
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager Manual Local System
Remote Access Connection Manager Manual Local System
Remote Desktop Configuration Manual Local System
Remote Desktop Services Manual Network Service
Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector Manual Local System
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Automatic Network Service
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator Manual Network Service
Remote Registry Manual Local Service
Routing and Remote Access Disabled Local System
RPC Endpoint Mapper Automatic Network Service
Secondary Logon Manual Local System
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service Manual Local Service
Security Accounts Manager Automatic Local System
Security Center Automatic (Delayed) Local Service
Server Automatic Local System
Shell Hardware Detection Automatic Local System
Smart Card Manual Local Service
Smart Card Removal Policy Manual Local System
SNMP Trap Manual Local Service
Software Protection Automatic (Delayed) Network Service
SPP Notification Service Manual Local Service
SSDP Discovery Manual Local Service
Superfetch Automatic Local System
System Event Notification Service Automatic Local System
Tablet PC Input Service Manual Local System
Task Scheduler Automatic Local System
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Automatic Local Service
Telephony Manual Network Service
Themes Automatic Local System
Thread Ordering Server Manual Local Service
TPM Base Services Manual Local Service
UPnP Device Host Manual Local Service
User Profile Service Automatic Local System
Virtual Disk Manual Local System
Volume Shadow Copy Manual Local System
WebClient Manual Local Service
Windows Activation Technologies Service Manual Local System
Windows Audio Automatic Local Service
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder Automatic Local System
Windows Backup Manual Local System
Windows Biometric Service Manual Local System
Windows CardSpace Manual Local System
Windows Color System Manual Local Service
Windows Connect Now – Config Registrar Manual Local Service
Windows Defender Manual Local System
Windows Driver Foundation – User-mode Driver… Automatic Local System
Windows Error Reporting Service Manual Local System
Windows Event Collector Manual Network Service
Windows Event Log Automatic Local Service
Windows Firewall Automatic Local Service
Windows Font Cache Service Manual Local Service
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) Manual Local Service
Windows Installer Manual Local System
Windows Management Instrumentation Automatic Local System
Windows Media Center Receiver Service Manual Network Service
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service Manual Network Service
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Manual Network Service
Windows Modules Installer Manual Local System
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache Manual Local Service
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) Manual Network Service
Windows Search Automatic (Delayed) Local System
Windows Time Manual Local Service
Windows Update Automatic (Delayed) Local System
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Manual Local Service
Wired AutoConfig Manual Local System
WLAN AutoConfig Automatic Local System
WMI Performance Adapter Manual Local System
Workstation Automatic Network Service
WWAN AutoConfig Manual Local Service

Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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