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Terminal Services Service Appears in All Versions of Windows XP

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This article was previously published under Q281311
SUMMARY
All versions of Microsoft Windows XP include the Terminal Services service. Many different components in each version of Windows XP use this service. This article describes which components use the Terminal Services service.
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Windows XP Home Edition

In Windows XP Home Edition, the following services rely on the Terminal Services service:
Remote Assistance
Fast User Switching

Windows XP Professional

In Windows XP Professional, the following services rely on the Terminal Services service:
Remote Assistance
Fast User Switching
Remote Desktop (single connection, console or remote)
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Article ID: 281311 - Last Review: 01/25/2006 00:34:07 - Revision: 1.2

  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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