Provides protected storage for sensitive data, such as passwords, to prevent access by unauthorized services, processes, or users.
|Windows Vista edition||without SP||SP1||SP2|
|Display name:||Protected Storage|
Protected Storage logs on as LocalSystem and runs in a shared process of lsass.exe. If Protected Storage 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 ProtectedStorage service has failed to start.
Protected Storage will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.
1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreProtectedStorageWindowsVista.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
lsass.exe file exists in the
%WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.