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Terminal Services - Windows XP Service

Allows multiple users to be connected interactively to a machine as well as the display of desktops and applications to remote computers. The underpinning of Remote Desktop (including RD for Administrators), Fast User Switching, Remote Assistance, and Terminal Server.

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

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:Terminal Services
Service name:TermService
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost -k DComLaunch
File:%WinDir%\System32\termsrv.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

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

Dependencies

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

If the Terminal Services is stopped, the Fast User Switching Compatibility fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Terminal Services

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreTerminalServicesWindowsXP.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 termsrv.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.