Windows Font Cache Service (FontCache) Service on Windows Server 2008


What is the "Windows Font Cache Service (FontCache)" system service on Windows Server 2008? Can I disable "Windows Font Cache Service"?



"Windows Font Cache Service (FontCache)" is a Windows Server 2008 service that optimizes performance of applications by caching commonly used font data. Applications will start this service if it is not already running. It can be disabled, though doing so will degrade application performance.

Detailed information on "Windows Font Cache Service" service:

Service name: FontCache
Display name: Windows Font Cache Service
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
Dependencies: None

"Windows Font Cache Service" service is provided by the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2008" for details.

Disabling "Windows Font Cache Service" service should not cause any issues on running Windows Server 2008. You can disable "Windows Font Cache Service" to improve system performance and security.


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