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Certificate Propagation - Windows Vista Service

Propagates certificates from smart cards.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and 8.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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Default Properties

Display name:Certificate Propagation
Service name:CertPropSvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\certprop.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
  • SeSecurityPrivilege

Default Behavior

Certificate Propagation logs on as LocalSystem and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Certificate Propagation fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the CertPropSvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

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

Restore Default Startup Type for Certificate Propagation

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreCertificatePropagationWindowsVista.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 certprop.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.