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Cryptographic Services - Windows Vista Service

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.

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

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Basic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Premium Automatic Automatic Automatic
Business Automatic Automatic Automatic
Ultimate Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Cryptographic Services
Service name:CryptSvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
File:%WinDir%\system32\cryptsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\NetworkService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

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.

Dependencies

Cryptographic Services will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Cryptographic Services

Automated Restore

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.