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Security Center - Windows Vista Service

Monitors system security settings and configurations.

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

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Home Basic Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Home Premium Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Business Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Ultimate Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)

Default Properties

Display name:Security Center
Service name:wscsvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\System32\wscsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Security Center logs on as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Security Center 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 wscsvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Security Center won't start, if the following system components are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Security Center

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreSecurityCenterWindowsVista.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 wscsvc.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.