"svchost.exe -k LocalService" Services on Windows 8

Q

Where are services hosted by "svchost.exe -k LocalService" on Windows 8? What is the meaning of "-k LocalService" parameter?

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A

"svchost.exe -k LocalService" command is used to invoke the svchost.exe program to load the DLL file for the given service specified in the registry.

"-k LocalService" is the process grouping parameter. It allows Windows to load multiple DLL files under a single shared svchost.exe process of the same group name.

In other words, all services that are launched by the same "svchost.exe -k LocalService" command will be running under a single shared process of svchost.exe.

The advantage of using a shared process is to save process resources. But services of a shared process have execution environment dependency. If one service is running into problem, all other services of the same shared process will be impacted.

Here is a list of services hosted by the shared process of "svchost.exe -k LocalService":

"Bluetooth Support Service - bthserv.dll" Service on Windows 8

"COM+ Event System - es.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Diagnostic Service Host - wdi.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Diagnostic System Host - wdi.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Function Discovery Provider Host - fdphost.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper - lltdsvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Network List Service - netprofm.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Network Store Interface Service - nsi.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Remote Registry - regsvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service - SstpSvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Thread Ordering Server - mmcss.dll" Service on Windows 8

"WebClient - webclnt.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Windows Font Cache Service - FntCache.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Windows Time - W32Time.dll" Service on Windows 8

"WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service - winhttp.dll" Service on Windows 8

 

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