"Diagnostic Policy Service - dps.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Diagnostic Policy Service" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Diagnostic Policy Service" service related to dps.dll?

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A

"Diagnostic Policy Service" is a Windows 7 service that "The Diagnostic Policy Service enables problem detection, troubleshooting and resolution for Windows components. If this service is stopped, diagnostics will no longer function." "Diagnostic Policy Service" service is provided by dps.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Diagnostic Policy Service" service:

Service name: DPS
Display name: Diagnostic Policy Service
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
Start type: Automatic
Service status: Started
Dependencies: None

"Diagnostic Policy Service" service is provided by a DLL file called: dps.dll:

Name: dps.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\dps.dll
Description: WDI Diagnostic Policy Service
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 141 KB (144,384 bytes)
Modified: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 7:18:34 AM

Disabling "Diagnostic Policy Service" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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