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Windows 7: Services: "Desktop Window Manager Session Manage" is disabled ?

13 Oct 2017   #1

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
Services: "Desktop Window Manager Session Manage" is disabled ?

In Services (local) "Desktop Window Manager Session Manage" (UxSms) is Disabled
Run: services.msc
The service description is ..."Provides Desktop Window Manager startup and maintenance services"

Startup and maintenance services ... are of interest to me.
When my PC hibernates (by ME or the system settings) when resuming-windows some of my programs are inactive.
- all affected programs are in the SysTray
- I run each program's executable ... and each program is back to normal

Hibernation occurs automatically when the laptop goes to sleep for a long period (I suspect hours)
- I do opt for hibernation (manually) occasionally when I have a lot of windows open in the middle of research, and it is too complex to try and shut down (mostly very late in the day, like 1am)

My workaround is a Restart menu (on Start menu) with individual links to each executable (.EXE file)

Q: should UxSms be set as Automatic or manual ?
- general outline by blogs is that "Automatic" is default
- mine is "disabled" and I don't know how this came about ?

Just wondering if UxSms and dying executables are related on resuming windows ?

What is the Desktop Window Manager Session Manager (UxSms) service?
Seven Forums Search - UxSms
From Brinks tutorial How to Start or Disable Services in Windows 7 - Information (panel) link to Standard Windows 7 Services (svhost.exe) and search for UxSms

Lenovo E540 (20C600BVAU)
- Intel i5 | 1TB HDD | 4GB RAM | 2x USB3 | 1x USB2
Win-7 PRO 64-bit ... (clean install 3 months ago)
Browser: Pale Moon

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2017   #2

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Hi Bawldiggle,

It should be set to Automatic, the other exe's on systray will have a dependency on it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2017   #3

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Hi torchwood :)

Thank you for your advice. You were right about the effect on System Tray items.
Subsequently I found MaximumPCGuides - Services Guides for Win-Vista/7/8.x
- with enough elementary info in plain English including suggestions for stand alone PCs
- I am not a super-geek

The default descriptions by MS on Services (local) window are in super-geek-ish
- clarifies a little more what services are for.

eg. Search for "Desktop Window Manager Session Manage" - Service Name: UxSys (guide)

Changing any "Service" status (without knowing what you are doing) can screw your PC's operating system
- being brave is not a sensible approach, being informed is crucial ... or just leave services alone

To Open "Services" window: Start -> Search: services.msc
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