User Access Logging Service (UALSVC) Service on Windows Server 2012

Q

What is the "User Access Logging Service (UALSVC)" system service on Windows Server 2012? Can I disable "User Access Logging Service"?

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A

"User Access Logging Service (UALSVC)" is a Windows Server 2012 service that logs unique client access requests, in the form of IP addresses and user names, of installed products and roles on the local server. This information can be queried, via Powershell, by administrators needing to quantify client demand of server software for offline Client Access License (CAL) management. If the service is disabled, client requests will not be logged and will not be retrievable via Powershell queries. Stopping the service will not affect query of historical data (see supporting documentation for steps to delete historical data). The local system administrator must consult his, or her, Windows Server license terms to determine the number of CALs that are required for the server software to be appropriately licensed; use of the UAL service and data does not alter this obligation.

Detailed information on "User Access Logging Service" service:

Service name: UALSVC
Display name: User Access Logging Service
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
Dependencies: 
   Windows Management Instrumentation

"User Access Logging Service" service is provided by the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2012" for details.

Disabling "User Access Logging Service" service may cause issues on running Windows 2012 Server.

 

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