Shell Hardware Detection (ShellHWDetection) Service on Windows Server 2012

Q

What is the "Shell Hardware Detection (ShellHWDetection)" system service on Windows Server 2012? Can I disable "Shell Hardware Detection"?

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A

"Shell Hardware Detection (ShellHWDetection)" is a Windows Server 2012 service that provides notifications for AutoPlay hardware events.

Detailed information on "Shell Hardware Detection" service:

Service name: ShellHWDetection
Display name: Shell Hardware Detection
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Dependencies:
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"Shell Hardware Detection" service is provided by the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2012" for details.

Disabling "Shell Hardware Detection" service may cause issues on running Windows 2012 Server.

 

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