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Security Center - Windows XP Service

Monitors system security settings and configurations.

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

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home not exists not exists Automatic Automatic
Professional not exists not exists Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Security Center
Service name:wscsvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\system32\wscsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

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

Dependencies

Security Center will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Security Center

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreSecurityCenterWindowsXP.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 wscsvc.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.