Windows 7 Services

Media Center Extender Service - Windows 7 Service

Allows Media Center Extenders to locate and connect to the computer.

This service also exists in Windows Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
Starter not exists not exists
Home Basic not exists not exists
Home Premium Disabled Disabled
Professional Disabled Disabled
Ultimate Disabled Disabled
Enterprise Disabled Disabled

Default Properties

Display name:Media Center Extender Service
Service name:Mcx2Svc
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
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Default Behavior

The Media Center Extender Service runs as NT Authority\LocalService in a shared process. It shares the executable file with other services. If the Media Center Extender Service fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Mcx2Svc service has failed to start.


Media Center Extender Service will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type of Media Center Extender Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreMediaCenterExtenderServiceWindows7.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the Mcx2Svc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.

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