Windows Services complete list with Short Name and Display Name A comprehensive list of most - if not all - Windows Services available, together with their system ShortName and Display Name

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Here's a comprehensive list of most - if not all - Windows Service available nowadays on the major Windows operating systems - Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and so on. The list shows the Display Name and the system's ShortName, which is the unique name used by the OS to locate and idenfity the service.

The list should contain almost any known built-in service from both Windows and Windows Server: however, if you happen to find a missing one, feel free to write it in the comments section of this post, so that we'll be able to fill the gap!

If you're looking for a way to list / filter / search for a specific Windows Service, check out this post.

Display Name ShortName
ActiveX Installer (AxInstSV) AxInstSV
Adaptive Brightness SensrSvc
Application Experience AeLookupSvc
Application Host Helper Service AppHostSvc
Application Identity AppIDSvc
Application Information Appinfo
Application Layer Gateway Service ALG
Application Management AppMgmt
ASP.NET State Service aspnet_state
Background Intelligent Transfer Service BITS
Base Filtering Engine BFE
BitLocker Drive Encryption Service BDESVC
Block Level Backup Engine Service wbengine
Bluetooth Support Service bthserv
BranchCache PeerDistSvc
Certificate Propagation CertPropSvc
Client for NFS NfsClnt
CNG Key Isolation KeyIso
COM+ Event System EventSystem
COM+ System Application COMSysApp
Computer Browser Browser
Credential Manager VaultSvc
Cryptographic Services CryptSvc
DCOM Server Process Launcher DcomLaunch
Desktop Window Manager Session Manager UxSms
DHCP Client Dhcp
Diagnostic Policy Service DPS
Diagnostic Service Host WdiServiceHost
Diagnostic System Host WdiSystemHost
Disk Defragmenter defragsvc
Distributed Link Tracking Client TrkWks
Distributed Transaction Coordinator MSDTC
DNS Client Dnscache
Encrypting File System (EFS) EFS
Extensible Authentication Protocol EapHost
Fax Fax
Function Discovery Provider Host fdPHost
Function Discovery Resource Publication FDResPub
Group Policy Client gpsvc
Health Key and Certificate Management hkmsvc
HomeGroup Listener HomeGroupListener
HomeGroup Provider HomeGroupProvider
Human Interface Device Access hidserv
IIS Admin Service IISADMIN
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules IKEEXT
Indexing Service CISVC
Interactive Services Detection UI0Detect
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) SharedAccess
IP Helper iphlpsvc
IPsec Policy Agent PolicyAgent
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator KtmRm
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper lltdsvc
Media Center Extender Service Mcx2Svc
Message Queuing MSMQ
Message Queuing Triggers MSMQTriggers
Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v2.0.50727 clr_optimization_v2.0.50727
Microsoft FTP Service ftpsvc
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service MSiSCSI
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider swprv
Multimedia Class Scheduler MMCSS
Net.Msmq Listener Adapter NetMsmqActivator
Net.Pipe Listener Adapter NetPipeActivator
Net.Tcp Listener Adapter NetTcpActivator
Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service NetTcpPortSharing
Netlogon Netlogon
Network Access Protection Agent napagent
Network Connections Netman
Network List Service netprofm
Network Location Awareness NlaSvc
Network Store Interface Service nsi
Offline Files CscService
Parental Controls WPCSvc
Peer Name Resolution Protocol PNRPsvc
Peer Networking Grouping p2psvc
Peer Networking Identity Manager p2pimsvc
Performance Logs & Alerts pla
Plug and Play PlugPlay
PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator IPBusEnum
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service PNRPAutoReg
Portable Device Enumerator Service WPDBusEnum
Power Power
Print Spooler Spooler
Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support wercplsupport
Program Compatibility Assistant Service PcaSvc
Protected Storage ProtectedStorage
Quality Windows Audio Video Experience QWAVE
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager RasAuto
Remote Access Connection Manager RasMan
Remote Desktop Configuration SessionEnv
Remote Desktop Services TermService
Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector UmRdpService
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) RpcSs
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator RpcLocator
Remote Registry RemoteRegistry
RIP Listener iprip
Routing and Remote Access RemoteAccess
RPC Endpoint Mapper RpcEptMapper
SeaPort SeaPort
Secondary Logon seclogon
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service SstpSvc
Security Accounts Manager SamSs
Security Center wscsvc
Server LanmanServer
Shell Hardware Detection ShellHWDetection
Simple TCP/IP Services simptcp
Smart Card SCardSvr
Smart Card Removal Policy SCPolicySvc
Software Protection sppsvc
SPP Notification Service sppuinotify
Storage Service StorSvc
Superfetch SysMain
System Event Notification Service SENS
Tablet PC Input Service TabletInputService
Task Scheduler Schedule
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper lmhosts
Telephony TapiSrv
Telnet TlntSvr
Themes Themes
Thread Ordering Server THREADORDER
TPM Base Services TBS
UPnP Device Host upnphost
User Profile Service ProfSvc
Virtual Disk vds
Volume Shadow Copy VSS
Web Management Service WMSVC
WebClient WebClient
Windows Audio AudioSrv
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder AudioEndpointBuilder
Windows Backup SDRSVC
Windows Biometric Service WbioSrvc
Windows CardSpace idsvc
Windows Color System WcsPlugInService
Windows Connect Now – Config Registrar wcncsvc
Windows Defender WinDefend
Windows Driver Foundation – User-mode Driver Framework wudfsvc
Windows Error Reporting Service WerSvc
Windows Event Collector Wecsvc
Windows Event Log EventLog
Windows Firewall MpsSvc
Windows Font Cache Service FontCache
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) StiSvc
Windows Installer msiserver
Windows Live Family Safety fsssvc
Windows Management Instrumentation Winmgmt
Windows Media Center Receiver Service ehRecvr
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service ehSched
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service WMPNetworkSvc
Windows Modules Installer TrustedInstaller
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache FontCache3.0.0.0
Windows Process Activation Service WAS
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) WinRM
Windows Search WSearch
Windows Time W32Time
Windows Update wuauserv
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service WinHttpAutoProxySvc
Wired AutoConfig dot3svc
WLAN AutoConfig Wlansvc
WMI Performance Adapter wmiApSrv
Workstation LanmanWorkstation
World Wide Web Publishing Service W3SVC
WWAN AutoConfig WwanSvc


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5 Comments on “Windows Services complete list with Short Name and Display Name A comprehensive list of most - if not all - Windows Services available, together with their system ShortName and Display Name

    1. Hi,
      check out this post to see some available CMD and Powershell commands that can probably do what you want:

  1. Why isn’t the beep service listed? I can NET STOP BEEP but it doesn’t show up in SC QUERY, or in SERVICES.MSC nor on your list. Are there such things as hidden services?

    1. Good question, I have no idea :) And I didn’t find any info about that. Let’s see if some other reader can enlighten us about this :)

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