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Windows Media Center Extender Service - Windows Vista Service

Allows Windows Media Center Extender devices to locate and connect to the computer.

This service also exists in Windows 7.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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Ultimate Disabled Disabled Disabled

Default Properties

Display name:Windows Media Center Extender Service
Service name:Mcx2Svc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%WinDir%\system32\Mcx2Svc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
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Default Behavior

Windows Media Center Extender Service logs on as NT Authority\LocalService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Windows Media Center Extender Service 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 Mcx2Svc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Windows Media Center Extender Service won't start, if the following system components are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Media Center Extender Service

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWindowsMediaCenterExtenderServiceWindowsVista.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 Mcx2Svc.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.