Windows XP Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) Service

 

Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

 

Article by Marc Liron - Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience)

 


Windows XP Services

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Below is a description of this Windows XP service:

Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

# Service Name:

SharedAccess

# Service Description:

Provides network address translation, addressing, name resolution and/or intrusion prevention services for a home or small office network.


# Default Settings:

Default setting in Windows XP Professional: Automatic
Default setting in Windows XP Home: Automatic


# This Windows service logs on as:

Local System

# The default path for this Windows service is:

%systemroot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

# This Windows service depends on the following system components:

Network Connections > Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

Windows Management Instrumentation > Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

# The following services have a dependency on this service:

None

Marc Says:

Keep in Automatic startup type even if you have a 3rd party firewall installed.

The Windows Firewall service in Windows XP SP2 replaces the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) service in earlier versions of Windows XP.

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