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Health Key and Certificate Management - Windows Vista Service

Provides X.509 certificate and key management services for the Network Access Protection Agent (NAPAgent). Enforcement technologies that use X.509 certificates may not function properly without this service.

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

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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Default Properties

Display name:Health Key and Certificate Management
Service name:hkmsvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\system32\kmsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:localSystem
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Health Key and Certificate Management logs on as localSystem and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Health Key and Certificate Management 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 hkmsvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Health Key and Certificate Management will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Health Key and Certificate Management

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreHealthKeyandCertificateManagementWindowsVista.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 kmsvc.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.