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Services Utility: NT LM Security Support Provider Service

Display Name (?): NT LM Security Support Provider
Short Name (?): NtLmSsp
Executable (?): lsass.exe
Library (?): None.
Depends On (?): None.
Supports (?): DNS Server, Message Queuing, Telnet, Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), Windows Media Unicast Service
Description (?): Provides security to remote procedure call (RPC) programs that use transports other than named pipes.
OS (?): NT4 Workstation, 2000 Professional, XP Home/Professional, Vista Home/Business, NT4 Server, 2000 Server, Server 2003, Vista Server
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

This NT LM Security Support Provider service provides support to optional components such as the telnet server, an SQL database server or message queuing. This service uses communication methods other than named pipes. If you are not familar with named pipes then they are a first-in first-out (FIFO) communication system that allows unrelated programs to communicate in unique ways. This service handles other forms of communication though, such as predefined systems. Since this is the NT LAN manager security support provider it uses Windows based communication systems such as LM, NTLM, NTLMv2 and Kerberos to communicate. This service should be left to manual as it only runs when it is needed.

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