"Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar - wcncsvc.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar" service related to wcncsvc.dll?

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A

"Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar" is a Windows 7 service that "WCNCSVC hosts the Windows Connect Now Configuration which is Microsoft's Implementation of Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) protocol. This is used to configure Wireless LAN settings for an Access Point (AP) or a Wi-Fi Device. The service is started programmatically as needed." "Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar" service is provided by wcncsvc.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar" service:

Service name: wcncsvc
Display name: Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies:
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar" service is provided by a DLL file called: wcncsvc.dll:

Name: wcncsvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\wcncsvc.dll
Description: Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 270 KB (276,992 bytes)
Modified: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 7:21:35 AM

Disabling "Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar" service may cause issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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