"Software Protection - sppsvc.exe" Service on Windows Server 2008

Q

What is "Software Protection" in my Windows Server 2008 service list? And how is "Software Protection" service related to sppsvc.exe?

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A

"Software Protection" is a Windows Server 2008 service that "Enables the download, installation and enforcement of digital licenses for Windows and Windows applications. If the service is disabled, the operating system and licensed applications may run in a notification mode. It is strongly recommended that you not disable the Software Protection service." "Software Protection" service is provided by sppsvc.exe EXE file.

Detailed information on "Software Protection" service:

Service name: sppsvc
Display name: Software Protection
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe
Start type: Automatic
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies:
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

Disabling "Software Protection" service may cause issues when running Windows Server 2008 system.

 

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