The SeaPort service enables detecting, downloading, and installing up-to-date configuration files for Microsoft search enhancement applications. It also provides server communication for the Customer Experience Improvement Program. If this service is disabled, search enhancement features such as search history may not work correctly.

This service is not installed by default. It is installed with Windows Live Essentials as an enhancement to the default Windows Search service. After it is installed, its startup type is Automatic.

When the SeaPort service is started in its default configuration, it logs on by using the Local System account.

This service is not dependent on any other system service, nor is any service dependent on it.

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