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Services Utility: Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) Service

Display Name (?): Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Short Name (?): stisvc
Executable (?): svchost.exe
Library (?): wiaservc.dll
Depends On (?): Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Supports (?): None.
Description (?): Provides image acquisition services for scanners and cameras.
OS (?): NT4 Server, 2000 Server, Server 2003, Vista Server
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) service was added in Windows XP to provide a native management system for visual devices such as scanners, webcams, cameras, drawing tablets, etc. The presentation of this service is the scanners and cameras section of the control panel. The concept of this service is that all imaging vendors can use this service instead of implementing their own imaging system, which allows for simplified configuration and usage of these devices. This service should be left to manual as it is started when it is needed. It should be noted that the Windows Movie Maker uses this service for imaging communication.

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