Security Accounts Manager

The Security Accounts Manager (SamSs) service is a protected subsystem that manages user and group account information. The startup of the Security Accounts Manager service signals to other services that it is ready to accept requests.

Do not attempt to disable this service. If you disable this service, other services in the computer may not start correctly.

This service is installed by default and its startup type is Automatic.

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

The Security Accounts Manager service is dependent upon the following system components:

  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper

The following system components are dependent upon the Security Accounts Manager service:

  • Distributed Transaction Coordinator
  • KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator
  • Server
  • Computer Browser
  • HomeGroup Listener