Remote Desktop Services (TermService) Defaults in Windows 7

Allows users to connect interactively to a remote computer. Remote Desktop and Remote Desktop Session Host Server depend on this service. To prevent remote use of your computer, clear the checkboxes on the Remote tab of the System properties control panel item.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Remote Desktop Services
Service name:TermService
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\NetworkService
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\termsrv.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TermService
Privileges:
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege

Default Behavior

Remote Desktop Services is a Win32 service. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. When the Remote Desktop Services is started, it is running as NT Authority\NetworkService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other system components, such as drivers and services, may run in the same process. If Remote Desktop Services fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the TermService service is not running because of the error.

Dependencies

Remote Desktop Services is unable to start, if at least one of the following services is stopped or disabled:

If Remote Desktop Services is stopped, the following services cannot start:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Remote Desktop Services

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

2. Save the Win7_TermService_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The TermService service is using the termsrv.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 7 installation media.