World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC) Service on Windows Server 2012

Q

What is the "World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC)" system service on Windows Server 2012? Can I disable "World Wide Web Publishing Service"?

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A

"World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC)" is a Windows Server 2012 service that provides Web connectivity and administration through the Internet Information Services Manager.

Detailed information on "World Wide Web Publishing Service" service:

Service name: W3SVC
Display name: World Wide Web Publishing Service
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k iissvcs
Dependencies:
   HTTP Service
   Windows Process Activation Service
Impacts:
   W3C Logging Service

"World Wide Web Publishing Service" service is provided by the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2012" for details.

Disabling "World Wide Web Publishing Service" service should not cause any issues on running Windows 2012 Server. If you are not using IIS (Internet Information Services), you can disable "World Wide Web Publishing Service" to improve system performance and security.

 

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