"Net.Pipe Listener Adapter - SMSvcHost.exe" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Net.Pipe Listener Adapter" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Net.Pipe Listener Adapter" service related to SMSvcHost.exe?

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A

"Net.Pipe Listener Adapter" is a Windows 7 service that "Receives activation requests over the net.pipe protocol and passes them to the Windows Process Activation Service." "Net.Pipe Listener Adapter" service is provided by SMSvcHost.exe EXE file.

Detailed information on "Net.Pipe Listener Adapter" service:

Service name: NetPipeActivator
Display name: Net.Pipe Listener Adapter
Execution command: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\SMSvcHost.exe
Start type: Disabled
Service status: stopped
Dependencies: None

"Net.Pipe Listener Adapter" service is provided by an EXE file called: SMSvcHost.exe:

Name: SMSvcHost.exe
Location: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\SMSvcHost.exe
Description: SMSvcHost.exe
File version: 4.0.30319.1
Size: 121 KB (124,240 bytes)
Modified: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 2:16:28 PM
Product name: Microsoft .NET Framework
Vendor: Microsoft Corporation

Disabling "Net.Pipe Listener Adapter" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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