What are the Windows Services that needs to be running for SharePoint 2013 ?


  • SharePoint Administration
  • SharePoint Timer Services
  • SQLServer

Can anyone provide a complete list of mandatory services for running SharePoint 2013 ?


SharePoint Server 2013 Windows Services

  • Document Conversions Launcher for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 (DCLauncher15)
  • Document Conversions Load Balancer for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 (DCLoadBalancer15)
  • SharePoint Server Search 15 (OSearch15)
  • SharePoint Administration (SPAdminV4)
  • SharePoint Search Host Controller (SPSearchHostController)
  • SharePoint Timer Service (SPTimerV4)
  • SharePoint Tracing Service (SPTraceV4)
  • SharePoint User Code Host (SPUserCodeV4)
  • SharePoint VSS Writer (SPWriterV4)
  • AppFabric Caching Service (AppFabricCachingService)
  • World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC)

Hi This is list of required windows services for SharePoint

• SharePoint Administration

• SharePoint Timer

• SharePoint Tracing

• SharePoint User Code Host

• SharePoint VSS Writer

• World Wide Web Publishing Service

• SharePoint Server Search


Can SharePoint Administration service run under "Local system" account??

Notes: I am trying to upgrade from SP2016 STD to SP2016 ENT and running to lot off troubles descripted here:

Does uppgrading from SharePoint server 2013 Standard to SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise require reinstall?.

And finally found possible solution here:

How To: Convert SharePoint Standard License To Enterprise License In SharePoint 2010.

  • Is it the answer or are you asking any question? Nov 20 '18 at 16:11
  • It is question,.. If SharePoint administration service should run under Local system acc or can run under other domain acc (with particular permissions). Update: Acctually when I changed it to other domain, Upgrade started, but now Iam run into issues, when Timer service "terminated unexpectedly"... Thanks
    – Davox
    Nov 21 '18 at 9:22

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