Windows Media Center Scheduler Service (ehSched) Defaults in Windows 7

Starts and stops recording of TV programs within Windows Media Center.

Default Settings

Startup type:
Windows 7 Starter SP0N/A
Windows 7 Home Basic SP0N/A
Windows 7 Home PremiumManual
Windows 7 ProfessionalManual
Windows 7 UltimateManual
Windows 7 EnterpriseManual
Windows 7 Starter SP1N/A
Windows 7 Home Basic SP1N/A
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1Manual
Windows 7 Professional SP1Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise SP1Manual
Display name:Windows Media Center Scheduler Service
Service name:ehSched
Service type:own
Error control:ignore
Object:NT AUTHORITY\networkService
Path:%SystemRoot%\ehome\ehsched.exe
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ehSched
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Windows Media Center Scheduler Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. When the Windows Media Center Scheduler Service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\networkService in its own process of ehsched.exe. If Windows Media Center Scheduler Service fails to load or initialize, Windows 7 startup continues without error messages. The failure details are being written into Event Log.

Dependencies

Windows Media Center Scheduler Service is unable to start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Windows Media Center Scheduler Service

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and service pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win7_ehSched_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The ehSched service is using the ehsched.exe file that is located in the %WinDir%\ehome folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 7 installation media.