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Wired AutoConfig - Windows Vista Service

This service performs IEEE 802.1X authentication on Ethernet interfaces.

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

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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Default Properties

Display name:Wired AutoConfig
Service name:dot3svc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\System32\dot3svc.dll
Error control:normal
Group:TDI
Object:localSystem
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege

Default Behavior

Wired AutoConfig logs on as localSystem and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Wired AutoConfig 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 dot3svc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Wired AutoConfig won't start, if the following system components are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Wired AutoConfig

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWiredAutoConfigWindowsVista.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 dot3svc.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.