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Services Utility: Castle Service Service

Display Name (?): Castle Service
Short Name (?): Castle
Executable (?): svchost -k castle
Library (?): castle.dll
Depends On (?): Remote Procedure Call (RPC), Universal Plug and Play Device Host
Supports (?): None.
Description (?): Advertises the computer and any group identity on the network. If the service is stopped, the computer will not be discoverable to other computers wishing to participate in a Castle.
OS (?): Vista Home/Business
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The castle service is new to Windows Longhorn and I am not sure what it does, but it seems to be related to Universal Plug and Play. Please email me if you have any information on it. I would suggest disabling it though because it seems to be some type of network discovery service and that could be a security risk.

Please visit /tools/services/ for the complete Services utility.