SpeedFan Service

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SpeedFan Service allow to run SpeedFan as system service under Windows 2000/XP/2003.

System Requirements

  • Windows 2000/XP/2003
  • SpeedFan installed

Notes for Vista/Server 2008 users

I recently tried it on Windows Server 2008. It installs, starting up, but you'll never see SpeedFan window nor icon on the tray.


Unzip and install.

Note: To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.


After install the service will run automatically after restart. To control SpeedFan Service manually:

  • using command line:
  • net {start|stop} sfsvc
  • using MMC console:
  • go to Services snap-in
  • double click on SpeedFan Service
  • press Start or Stop respectively

Recommended SpeedFan Settings

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Recommended Service Settings

Since Speedfan saves its settings per user, the instance of Speedfan run by the service will only have access to the settings of the user its run under. By default, this is the "Local System" account, which has no custom settings. To allow the service use the settings you configure through the Speedfan UI via the MMC console:

  • go to Services snap-in (i.e. run services.msc)
  • double click on SpeedFan Service
  • click on the Log On tab
  • select the "This acount" radio button, enter your account username/password in the fields, then press OK.




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