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Services Utility: Distributed Link Tracking Server Service

Display Name (?): Distributed Link Tracking Server
Short Name (?): TrkSvr
Executable (?): svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Library (?): trksvr.dll
Depends On (?): Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Supports (?): None.
Description (?): Enables the Distributed Link Tracking Client service within the same domain to provide more reliable and efficient maintenance of links within the domain. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
OS (?): 2000 Server, Server 2003, Vista Server
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The distributed link tracking server (trksvr.dll through svchost.exe) service is used to store information about files moving between volumes on a domain. This service requires both volumes to be on NTFS version 5 (Windows 2000 and above). This service is only needed on a server in a domain controlled environment. This service can only be found on server versions of Windows. On a server this server should be set to automatic if you need the functionality.

The service itself is useful for active directory. It is used in tracking shell shortcuts and OLE application links. The objects themselves are stored and transferred to the distributed link tracking server service on a domain controller so that it can maintain up-to-date links. Even on a domain problems can occur with restoring files so that double GUIDs exist and if the database becomes too large.

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