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Health Key and Certificate Management Service - Windows XP Service

Manages health certificates and keys (used by NAP).

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

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:Health Key and Certificate Management Service
Service name:hkmsvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\kmsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:localSystem

Default Behavior

The Health Key and Certificate Management Service runs as localSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Health Key and Certificate Management Service 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 hkmsvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Health Key and Certificate Management Service will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Health Key and Certificate Management Service

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreHealthKeyandCertificateManagementServiceWindowsXP.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 kmsvc.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.