Media Center Extender Service

The Media Center Extender Service (Mcx2Svc) allows Media Center Extenders to locate and connect to the computer. This service is available in Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise. It is not available in Windows 7 Starter or Windows 7 Home Basic.

This service is installed by default and its startup type is Disabled. When Media Center Extender Service is started in its default configuration, it logs on by using the Local Service account.

The Media Center Extender Service is dependent upon the following system components:

  • Function Discovery Provider Host
  • HTTP
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper
  • PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator
  • Remote Desktop Services
  • Terminal Device Driver
  • SSDP Discovery

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