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Alerter - Windows XP Service

Notifies selected users and computers of administrative alerts. If the service is stopped, programs that use administrative alerts will not receive them. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Manual Manual Disabled Disabled
Professional Manual Manual Disabled Disabled

Default Properties

Display name:Alerter
Service name:Alerter
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%WinDir%\system32\alrsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService

Default Behavior

The Alerter service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Alerter fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Alerter service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Alerter will not start, if the Workstation service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Alerter

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreAlerterWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the alrsvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.