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Plug and Play - Windows Vista Service

Enables a computer to recognize and adapt to hardware changes with little or no user input. Stopping or disabling this service will result in system instability.

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

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Basic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Premium Automatic Automatic Automatic
Business Automatic Automatic Automatic
Ultimate Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Plug and Play
Service name:PlugPlay
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
File:%WinDir%\system32\umpnpmgr.dll
Error control:normal
Group:PlugPlay
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeSecurityPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeUndockPrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege

Default Behavior

Plug and Play logs on as LocalSystem and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Plug and Play 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 PlugPlay service has failed to start. If you disable this service, then 8 other services will be unable to start (see the "Dependencies" section below).

Dependencies

If the Plug and Play is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:

Restore Default Startup Type for Plug and Play

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestorePlugandPlayWindowsVista.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 umpnpmgr.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.