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System Event Notification - Windows XP Service

Tracks system events such as Windows logon, network, and power events. Notifies COM+ Event System subscribers of these events.

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:System Event Notification
Service name:SENS
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\system32\sens.dll
Error control:normal
Group:Network
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The System Event Notification service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the System Event Notification 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 SENS service has failed to start.

Dependencies

System Event Notification will not start, if the COM+ Event System service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for System Event Notification

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreSystemEventNotificationWindowsXP.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 sens.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.