Windows Vista Services

Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache - Windows Vista Service

Optimizes performance of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications by caching commonly used font data. WPF applications will start this service if it is not already running. It can be disabled, though doing so will degrade the performance of WPF applications.

This service also exists in Windows 7.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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Default Properties

Display name:Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache
Service name:FontCache3.0.0.0
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\LocalService

Default Behavior

Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache logs on as NT Authority\LocalService and runs in its own process of PresentationFontCache.exe. It does not share its process with other services. If Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 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 FontCache3.0.0.0 service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWindowsPresentationFoundationFontCache3000WindowsVista.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 PresentationFontCache.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.

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