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Services Utility: Network Provisioning Service Service

Display Name (?): Network Provisioning Service
Short Name (?): xmlprov
Executable (?): svchost.exe
Library (?): xmlprov.dll
Depends On (?): Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Supports (?): None.
Description (?): Manages XML configuration files on a domain basis for automatic network provisioning.
OS (?): XP Home/Professional, Server 2003
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The network provisioning service (NPS) is a system of Windows, which was added in service pack 2 (SP2) of Windows XP, that provides API functions for domain communication. This service stores its information in an XML database that in theory can be human parsed. This service is not important to the home user, but it is only started when it is required so you should leave it set to manual.

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