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Cryptographic Services - Windows XP Service

Provides three management services: Catalog Database Service, which confirms the signatures of Windows files; Protected Root Service, which adds and removes Trusted Root Certification Authority certificates from your computer; and Key Service, which helps enroll your computer for certificates. If this service is stopped, these management services will not function properly. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

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

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Professional Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Cryptographic Services
Service name:CryptSvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\cryptsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The Cryptographic Services runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Cryptographic Services 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 CryptSvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

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

Restore Default Startup Type for Cryptographic Services

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreCryptographicServicesWindowsXP.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 cryptsvc.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.