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Terminal Services - Windows Vista Service

Allows users to connect interactively to a remote computer. Remote Desktop and Terminal Server depend on this service. To prevent remote use of your computer, clear the checkboxes on the Remote tab of the System properties control panel item.

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:Terminal Services
Service name:TermService
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
File:%WinDir%\System32\termsrv.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\NetworkService
Privileges:
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege

Default Behavior

Terminal Services logs on as NT Authority\NetworkService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Terminal Services 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 TermService 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

Terminal Services won't start, if the following system components are stopped or disabled:

If the Terminal Services is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:

Restore Default Startup Type for Terminal Services

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreTerminalServicesWindowsVista.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 termsrv.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.