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Windows Media Center Service Launcher - Windows Vista Service

Starts Windows Media Center Scheduler and Windows Media Center Receiver services at startup if TV is enabled within Windows Media Center.

This service exists in Windows Vista only.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter not exists not exists not exists
Home Basic not exists not exists not exists
Home Premium Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Business not exists not exists not exists
Ultimate Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)

Default Properties

Display name:Windows Media Center Service Launcher
Service name:ehstart
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
File:%WinDir%\ehome\ehstart.dll
Error control:ignore
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
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Default Behavior

Windows Media Center Service Launcher logs on as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Windows Media Center Service Launcher fails to load or initialize, Windows Vista start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.

Dependencies

Windows Media Center Service Launcher will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Media Center Service Launcher

Automated Restore

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

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