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Protected Storage - Windows 7 Service

Provides protected storage for sensitive data, such as passwords, to prevent access by unauthorized services, processes, or users.

This service also exists in Windows Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
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Default Properties

Display name:Protected Storage
Service name:ProtectedStorage
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\lsass.exe
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The Protected Storage service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Protected Storage fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the ProtectedStorage service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Protected Storage will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Protected Storage

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreProtectedStorageWindows7.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the lsass.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.