What is the Credential Manager (VaultSvc) service?

An explanation of the Credential Manager (VaultSvc) service in Windows 7.

What does the Credential Manager (VaultSvc) service do?

The credential manager service saves user names and passwords to other computers on your network or websites so that when you access them later your computer will automatically log in to them.

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Credential Manager (VaultSvc) service details

  • Service name: VaultSvc
  • Description: Provides secure storage and retrieval of credentials to users, applications and security service packages.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
  • Startup type: Manual

Does my computer need the Credential Manager (VaultSvc) service?

Your computer doesn’t need the VaultSvc service to run.

Should I disable the Credential Manager (VaultSvc) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; if don’t need the ability to automatically log in to networked computers or websites, you can disable the credential manager in Windows 7.

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