"Wired AutoConfig - dot3svc.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Wired AutoConfig" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Wired AutoConfig" service related to dot3svc.dll?

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A

"Wired AutoConfig (DOT3SVC)" is a Windows 8 service that is responsible for performing IEEE 802.1X authentication on Ethernet interfaces. If your current wired network deployment enforces 802.1X authentication, the DOT3SVC service should be configured to run for establishing Layer 2 connectivity and/or providing access to network resources. Wired networks that do not enforce 802.1X authentication are unaffected by the DOT3SVC service. "Wired AutoConfig" service is provided by dot3svc.dll program file.

Detailed information on "Wired AutoConfig" service:

Service name: dot3svc
Display name: Wired AutoConfig
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
Dependencies: {RpcSs, Ndisuio, Eaphost}

"Wired AutoConfig" service is provided by a program called: dot3svc.dll:

Name: dot3svc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\dot3svc.dll
Description: Wired AutoConfig Service
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 252928 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:05:31 AM UTC

Disabling "Wired AutoConfig" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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