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

Q

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

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A

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

"-k netsvcs" 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 netsvcs" 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 netsvcs":

"BitLocker Drive Encryption Service - bdesvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Computer Browser - browser.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Certificate Propagation - certprop.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Device Setup Manager - DeviceSetupManager.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Extensible Authentication Protocol - eapsvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Health Key and Certificate Management - svchost.exe" Service on Windows 8

"Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service - iscsiexe.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Network Connectivity Assistant - ncasvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Remote Access Auto Connection Manager - rasauto.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Remote Access Connection Manager - rasmans.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Routing and Remote Access - svchost.exe" Service on Windows 8

"Smart Card Removal Policy - certprop.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Remote Desktop Configuration - svchost.exe" Service on Windows 8

"Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) - ipnathlp.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support - wercplsupport.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant - wlidsvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Windows Update - wuaueng.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Application Experience - aelupsvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

"System Events Broker - SystemEventsBrokerServer.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Themes - themeservice.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Windows Management Instrumentation - WMIsvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Application Information - appinfo.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Background Intelligent Transfer Service - qmgr.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Group Policy Client - gpsvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

"IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules - ikeext.dll" Service on Windows 8

"IP Helper - iphlpsvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Server - srvsvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Multimedia Class Scheduler - mmcss.dll" Service on Windows 8

"User Profile Service - profsvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Task Scheduler - schedsvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Secondary Logon - seclogon.dll" Service on Windows 8

"System Event Notification Service - sens.dll" Service on Windows 8

"Shell Hardware Detection - shsvcs.dll" Service on Windows 8

 

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