Are these services typical of Win2019 server ?

Alexandre Takacs
Alexandre Takacs used Ask the Experts™
The title says it all.

Are these services typical in a Win2019 RDS session host? Running minimal software on it (Office 2016, Foxit Reader and NAV client).

Did various AV check all coming clean.

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Yes they are normal. i.e. consent.exe service is activated when you need to CONSENT to run something that requires administrative tokens


Ok thanks

seems there are Xbox (?) related things there (aka the flow services). Is there a formal document describing all those ?
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Distinguished Expert 2018
There is one for windows server 2016 but don't think for 2019 is available. In the list, includes Xbox Live Auth Manager and Xbox Live Game Save.

We also need to take  a look at user services in Window 10 and desktop experience services. This include device picker.

And as expert mentioned, consent is legit and it is actually part of Windows UAC.


Thanks - It would seem MS has added a lot of new services that are spawning out of nowhere when users are connecting to the RDS host. Will have to get a refresher course...

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