Provides four management services Catalog Database Service, which confirms the signatures of Windows files and allows new programs to be installed; Protected Root Service, which adds and removes Trusted Root Certification Authority certificates from your computer; Automatic Root Certificate Update Service, which retrieves root certificates from Windows Update and enable scenarios such as SSL; and Key Service, which helps enroll your computer for certificates. If this service is stopped, these management services will not function properly. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
|Windows Vista edition||without SP||SP1||SP2|
|Display name:||Cryptographic Services|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService|
Cryptographic Services logs on as NT Authority\NetworkService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Cryptographic Services 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 CryptSvc service has failed to start.
Cryptographic Services will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is stopped or disabled.
1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreCryptographicServicesWindowsVista.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
cryptsvc.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.