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Services Utility: Font Cache Service Service

Display Name (?): Font Cache Service
Short Name (?): Font Cache Service
Executable (?): fontcacheservice.exe
Library (?): None.
Depends On (?): None.
Supports (?): None.
Description (?): None.
OS (?): Vista Home/Business, Vista Server
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The font cache service is new to Windows Longhorn and I am not certain what it does. If you know anything about this service please let me know so I can post a good description. From the name I would assume it is used in keeping commonly used fonts in memory while providing the ability for them to unhook themselves after not being used. However, this is pure conjecture. As this service is new though, it is apparent that it is not critical to the operation of the system and I am pretty sure it can be disabled. However, since its function is unknown I highly recommend not disabling it, but rather set it to manual.

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