Distributed Link Tracking Client (TrkWks) Service on Windows Server 2012

Q

What is the "Distributed Link Tracking Client (TrkWks)" system service on Windows Server 2012? Can I disable "Distributed Link Tracking Client"?

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A

"Distributed Link Tracking Client (TrkWks)" is a Windows Server 2012 service that maintains links between NTFS files within a computer or across computers in a network.

"Distributed Link Tracking Client" is for tracking links on the local system to files served from remote systems. For example, if you save a file on remote system and put a link to it on the local desktop, and someone moved the file on the remote system, "Distributed Link Tracking Client" will automatically update the link with the new location.

Detailed information on "Distributed Link Tracking Client" service:

Service name: TrkWks
Display name: Distributed Link Tracking Client
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
Dependencies: 
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"Distributed Link Tracking Client" service is provided by the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2012" for details.

Disabling "Distributed Link Tracking Client" service will not cause any issues on running Windows 2012 Server. If you are not use files from remote systems, you can disable "Distributed Link Tracking Client" to improve system performance and security.

 

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