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

Q

What is "Health Key and Certificate Management" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Health Key and Certificate Management" service related to svchost.exe?

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A

"Health Key and Certificate Management" is a Windows 8 service that Provides X.509 certificate and key management services for the Network Access Protection Agent (NAPAgent). Enforcement technologies that use X.509 certificates may not function properly without this service. "Health Key and Certificate Management" service is provided by svchost.exe program file.

Detailed information on "Health Key and Certificate Management" service:

Service name: hkmsvc
Display name: Health Key and Certificate Management
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Dependencies: {RpcSs}

"Health Key and Certificate Management" service is provided by a program called: svchost.exe:

Name: svchost.exe
Location: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
Description: Host Process for Windows Services
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 29696 bytes
Modified: 9/20/2012 6:33:52 AM UTC

Disabling "Health Key and Certificate Management" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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