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Software Licensing - Windows Vista Service

Enables the download, installation and enforcement of digital licenses for Windows and Windows applications. If the service is disabled, the operating system and licensed applications may run in a reduced function mode.

This service exists in Windows Vista only.

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:Software Licensing
Service name:slsvc
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\system32\SLsvc.exe
Error control:normal
Group:ProfSvc_Group
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
Privileges:
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Software Licensing logs on as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService and runs in its own process of SLsvc.exe. It does not share its process with other services. If Software Licensing 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 slsvc service has failed to start. If you disable this service, then 2 other services will be unable to start (see the "Dependencies" section below).

Dependencies

Software Licensing will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

If the Software Licensing is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:

Restore Default Startup Type for Software Licensing

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreSoftwareLicensingWindowsVista.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 SLsvc.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.