0

I manage a small collection of Windows Server 2016 Standard instances, virtualized on VMware and joined to an Active Directory domain. In Server Manager, I commonly see alerts on these servers for the "tiledatamodelsvc" having a status of Stopped.

My understanding is that this service backs Windows Live Tiles that can appear in the start menu. If I RDP into one of these servers, the service seems to wake up and the alert goes away. I don't know exactly what causes this alert to come back, but my guess is it would be after a long period with no interactive logons (none of these servers are used for RDS). Or, speculating, perhaps if I never RDP'd into a server at all after reboot there would be a different behavior?

Do I need to investigate further as to why this service gets stopped, or is this normal? And if so, what is the best practice for preventing this kind of alert? I believe I could set a GPO to disable this service, or I could use the GPO administrative template for Start Menu and Taskbar to "Turn off tile notifications", but as this is a User Configuration setting instead of a Computer Configuration one, I'm not sure that it would be applied.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.