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Services Utility: Windows Media Connect (WMC) Service

Display Name (?): Windows Media Connect (WMC)
Short Name (?): WmcCds
Executable (?): mswmccds.exe
Library (?): None.
Depends On (?): RPCSS, UPNPHOST, WmcCdsLs
Supports (?): None.
Description (?): Serves shared multimedia content to Universal Plug and Play devices
OS (?): Third party or non-default
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The Windows media connect (WMC) service provides the ability for universal plug and play (UPnP) devices to be detected and used seamlessly with Windows Media Player 10. UPnP is mainly designed to be used by Ethernet and Wireless (802.11) connections so that your computer detects and configures devices on the network without the need for much or any configuration. Needless to say this service is a security risk, but luckily it is only started when started by another program. I imagine this service would be initiated if the other UPnP services detect a WMC enabled device on the network. I suggest that you leave this service set to manual if you ever intend to use this feature. If you do not plan to use it then I would suggest disabling the other UPnP services as they are a potential security risk.

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