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 🙂



Name Startup TypeLog On As
ActiveX Installer (AxInstSV) Manual Local System
Application Experience Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Application Identity Manual (Trigger Start) Local Service
Application Information Manual Local System
Application Layer Gateway Service Manual Local Service
Background Intelligent Transfer Service Automatic (Delayed Start) Local System
Background Tasks Infrastructure Service Automatic Local System
Base Filtering Engine Automatic Local Service
BitLocker Drive Encryption Service Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Block Level Backup Engine Service Manual Local System
Bluetooth Support Service Manual (Trigger Start) Local Service
Certificate Propagation Manual Local System
CNG Key Isolation Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
COM+ Event System Automatic Local Service
COM+ System Application Manual Local System
Computer Browser Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Credential Manager Manual Local System
Cryptographic Services Automatic Network Service
DCOM Server Process Launcher Automatic Local System
Device Association Service Automatic (Trigger Start) Local System
Device Install Service Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Device Setup Manager Manual (Trigger Start) 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
Distributed Link Tracking Client Automatic Local System
Distributed Transaction Coordinator Manual Network Service
DNS Client Automatic (Trigger Start) Network Service
Encrypting File System (EFS) Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Extensible Authentication Protocol Manual Local System
Family Safety Manual Local Service
Fax Manual Network Service
File History Service Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Function Discovery Provider Host Manual Local Service
Function Discovery Resource Publication Manual Local Service
Group Policy Client Automatic (Trigger Start) Local System
Health Key and Certificate Management Manual Local System
HomeGroup Listener Manual Local System
HomeGroup Provider Manual (Trigger Start) Local Service
Human Interface Device Access Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Hyper-V Data Exchange Service Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Hyper-V Heartbeat Service Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Hyper-V Remote Desktop Virtualization Service Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Hyper-V Time Synchronization Service Manual (Trigger Start) Local Service
Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Interactive Services Detection Manual Local System
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) Disabled Local System
IP Helper Automatic Local System
IPsec Policy Agent Manual (Trigger Start) Network Service
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator Manual (Trigger Start) Network Service
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper Manual Local Service
Local Session Manager Automatic Local System
Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant Manual (Trigger Start) 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 Connected Devices Auto-Setup Manual (Trigger Start) Local Service
Network Connections Manual Local System
Network Connectivity Assistant Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Network List Service Manual Local Service
Network Location Awareness Automatic Network Service
Network Store Interface Service Automatic Local Service
Optimize drives Manual Local System
Peer Name Resolution Protocol Manual Local Service
Peer Networking Grouping Manual Local Service
Peer Networking Identity Manager Manual Local Service
Performance Logs & Alerts Manual Local Service
Plug and Play Manual Local System
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service Manual Local Service
Portable Device Enumerator Service Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Power Automatic Local System
Print Spooler Automatic Local System
Printer Extensions and Notifications Manual Local System
Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support Manual Local System
Program Compatibility Assistant Service 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 Disabled 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 Start) Local Service
Sensor Monitoring Service Manual (Trigger Start) Local Service
Server Automatic Local System
Shell Hardware Detection Automatic Local System
Smart Card Disabled Local Service
Smart Card Removal Policy Manual Local System
SNMP Trap Manual Local Service
Software Protection Automatic (Delayed Start, Trigger Start) Network Service
Spot Verifier Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
SSDP Discovery Manual Local Service
Still Image Acquisition Events Manual Local System
Storage Service Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Superfetch Automatic Local System
System Event Notification Service Automatic Local System
System Events Broker Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Task Scheduler Automatic Local System
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Automatic (Trigger Start) Local Service
Telephony Manual Network Service
Themes Automatic Local System
Thread Ordering Server Manual Local Service
Time Broker Manual (Trigger Start) Local Service
Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
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 (Trigger Start) Local Service
Windows All-User Install Agent Manual (Trigger Start) 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 Color System Manual Local Service
Windows Connect Now – Config Registrar Manual Local Service
Windows Connection Manager Automatic (Trigger Start) Local Service
Windows Defender Service Automatic (Trigger Start) Local System
Windows Driver Foundation – User-mode Driver Framework Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Windows Error Reporting Service Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
Windows Event Collector Manual Network Service
Windows Event Log Automatic Local Service
Windows Firewall Automatic Local Service
Windows Font Cache Service Automatic Local Service
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) Manual Local Service
Windows Installer Manual Local System
Windows Management Instrumentation Automatic Local System
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Automatic (Delayed Start) Network Service
Windows Modules Installer Manual Local System
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) Manual Network Service
Windows Search Automatic (Delayed Start) Local System
Windows Store Service (WSService) Manual (Trigger Start) Local Service
Windows Time Manual (Trigger Start) Local Service
Windows Update Manual (Trigger Start) Local System
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service Manual Local Service
Wired AutoConfig Manual Local System
WLAN AutoConfig Manual Local System
WMI Performance Adapter Manual Local System
Workstation Automatic Network Service
WWAN AutoConfig Manual Local Service

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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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