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Service "short names" Required

Created: 15 Feb 2013 • Updated: 19 Feb 2013 | 5 comments
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I'm in the process of creating compliance checks that will run in Tenable Nessus.  These checks will audit and report the staus of system services on Microsoft servers.  To do this I need the shortnames for the service...  ex. the display name is Symantec Critical System Protection IDS Agent, the short name is SISIDSService. I cannot find the "short names" for the system service "Display names" listed below, so I thought this would be a good place to look or ask for assistance. 

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Vontu Incident Persister
Vontu Manager
Vontu Monitor
Vontu Monitor Controller
Vontu Notifier
Vontu Update

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John_Gruhn's picture

The place to find the short names for a Windows servce is under the properties tab when looking at the services themselves or for hidden services looking at their parent registry entry. In the case of DLP services the short name is the same as the long name without the spaces i.e. Vontu Incident Persister becomes VontuIncidentPersister.

Wrap2tyt's picture

I do not have access to the systems to extract the information in that manner.  But I will try removing the spaces from the names and check back here with the results.  Thanks.

kishorilal1986's picture

Hi Wrap,

above service names are by default and cant' be changed to make it short. You can just rename the process services of DLP like edpa and wdp services. This watchdog services can be renamed to make it unknown to user also u can hide thse services from user in process rask bar.

As per my knowledege above vontu services cant be made short.

Ashish-Sharma's picture


edpa.exe and wdp.exe are Symantec DLP processes

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

Sumit G's picture

Services Name are as below

Vontu Incident Persister - VontuIncidentPersister
Vontu Manager - VontuManager
Vontu Monitor - VontuMonitor
Vontu Monitor Controller - VontuMonitorController
Vontu Notifier - VontuNotifier
Vontu Update - VontuUpdate


Sumit G.