"Printer Extensions and Notifications - PrintConfig.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Printer Extensions and Notifications" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Printer Extensions and Notifications" service related to PrintConfig.dll?

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A

"Printer Extensions and Notifications" is a Windows 8 service that opens custom printer dialog boxes and handles notifications from a remote print server or a printer. If you turn off this service, you wonӴ be able to see printer extensions or notifications. "Printer Extensions and Notifications" service is provided by PrintConfig.dll program file.

Detailed information on "Printer Extensions and Notifications" service:

Service name: PrintNotify
Display name: Printer Extensions and Notifications
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k print
Dependencies: {RpcSs}

"Printer Extensions and Notifications" service is provided by a program called: PrintConfig.dll:

Name: PrintConfig.dll
Location: C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\PrintConfig.dll
Description: PrintConfig User Interface
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 2675200 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:30:05 AM UTC

Disabling "Printer Extensions and Notifications" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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