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How to Restore Default Services in Windows 10?

The Services section in Windows is the storehouse to various functionalists but you might not know about them. As previously, we had accounted for the various services present in Windows 8.1 and discussed in great detail. In a similar fashion, we would accounting for the various services in Windows 10.

This article will show you how to restore default services in Windows 10. Hence, if you have disabled any default service or have altered the property of these services and want to revert back to the default settings, just follow the steps below.

Restore Default Services in Windows 10

All of the Windows Services are located in the registry location below.


Below is a table you can see the default settings for all of the default services.

Display NameService NameStatusStartup Type
Active-X InstallerAxInstSVManual
App ReadinessAppReadinessManual
Application ExperienceAeLookupSvcManual (Trigger Start)
Application IdentityAppIDSvcManual (Trigger Start)
Application InformationAppinfoRunningManual
Application Layer Gateway ServiceALGManual
Application ManagementAppMgmtManual
AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC)AppXSvcManual
Background Intelligent Transfer ServiceBITSRunningRunning Automatic (Delayed Start)
Background Tasks Infrastructure ServiceBrokerInfrastructureRunningAutomatic
Base Filtering Engine BFERunning Automatic
BitLocker Drive Encryption Service BDESVCManual (Trigger Start)
Block Level Backup Engine Service wbengine Manual
Bluetooth Support Service bthservManual (Trigger Start)
BranchCache PeerDistSvc Manual
Certificate Propagation CertPropSvcManual
CNG Key Isolation KeyIso Running Manual (Trigger Start)
COM+ Event SystemEventSystemRunningAutomatic
COM+ System ApplicationCOMSysAppManual
Computer BrowserBrowserRunningManual (Trigger Start)
Credential ManagerVaultSvcManual
Cryptographic ServicesCryptSvcRunningAutomatic
DCOM Server Process LauncherDcomLaunchRunningAutomatic
Device Association ServiceDeviceAssociationServiceRunningAutomatic (Trigger Start)
Device Install ServiceDeviceInstallManual (Trigger Start)
Device Setup ManagerDsmSvcManual (Trigger Start)
DHCP ClientDhcpRunningAutomatic
Diagnostic Policy ServiceDPSRunningAutomatic
Diagnostic Service HostWdiServiceHostRunningManual
Diagnostic System HostWdiSystemHostManual
Distributed Link Tracking ClientTrkWksRunningAutomatic
Distributed Transaction CoordinatorMSDTCRunningManual
DNS ClientDnscacheRunningAutomatic (Trigger Start)
Encrypting File System (EFS) EFS Manual (Trigger Start)
Extensible Authentication ProtocolEapHostManual
Family SafetyWPCSvcManual
File History ServicefhsvcManual (Trigger Start)
Function Discovery Provider HostfdPHostRunningManual
Function Discovery Resource PublicationFDResPubRunningManual
Group Policy ClientgpsvcRunningAutomatic (Trigger Start)
Health Key and Certificate ManagementhkmsvcManual
HomeGroup ListenerHomeGroupListenerRunningManual
HomeGroup ProviderHomeGroupProviderRunningManual (Trigger Start)
Human Interface Device AccesshidservManual (Trigger Start)
Hyper-V Data Exchange ServicevmickvpexchangeManual (Trigger Start)
Hyper-V Guest Service InterfacevmicguestinterfaceManual (Trigger Start)
Hyper-V Guest Shutdown ServicevmicshutdownManual (Trigger Start)
Hyper-V Heartbeat ServicevmicheartbeatManual (Trigger Start)
Hyper-V Remote Destop Virtualization ServicevmicrdvManual (Trigger Start)
Hyper-V Time Synchronization ServicevmictimesyncManual (Trigger Start)
Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy RequestorvmicvssManual (Trigger Start)
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying ModulesIKEEXTManual (Trigger Start)
Interactive Services DetectionUI0DetectManual
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) SharedAccess Disabled
IP HelperiphlpsvcRunningAutomatic
IPsec Policy AgentPolicyAgentManual (Trigger Start)
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction CoordinatorKtmRm Manual (Trigger Start)
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapperlltdsvc Manual
Local Session Manager LSM RunningAutomatic
Microsoft Account Sign-in AssistantwlidsvcRunningManual (Trigger Start)
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service MSiSCSIManual
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider swprvManual
Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP smphost Manual
Multimedia Class SchedulerMMCSSRunningAutomatic
Net.Tcp Port Sharing ServiceNetTcpPortSharing Disabled
Netlogon NetlogonManual
Network Access Protection AgentnapagentManual
Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup NcdAutoSetup RunningManual (Trigger Start)
Network Connection Broker NcbServiceRunningManual (Trigger Start)
Network Connections NetmanManual
Network Connectivity Assistant NcaSvc Manual (Trigger Start)
Network List Service netprofmRunningManual
Network Location AwarenessNlaSvcRunningAutomatic
Network Store Interface Service nsiRunningAutomatic
Offline FilesCscService Manual (Trigger Start)
Optimize drives defragsvcManual
Peer Name Resolution ProtocolPNRPsvc RunningManual
Peer Networking Grouping p2psvcRunningManual
Peer Networking Identity Manager p2pimsvcRunningManual
Performance Counter DLL Host PerfHostManual
Performance Logs & Alerts plaManual
Plug and PlayPlugPlayRunningManual
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service PNRPAutoRegManual
Portable Device Enumerator ServiceWPDBusEnumRunningManual (Trigger Start)
PowerPowerRunning Automatic
Print SpoolerSpoolerRunningAutomatic
Printer Extensions and Notifications PrintNotifyManual
Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support wercplsupportManual
Program Compatibility Assistant Service PcaSvcRunningAutomatic
Quality Windows Audio Video ExperienceQWAVEManual
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager RasAutoManual
Remote Access Connection ManagerRasManManual
Remote Desktop ConfigurationSessionEnvManual
Remote Desktop ServicesTermServiceManual
Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector UmRdpServiceManual
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)RpcSsRunningAutomatic
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator RpcLocatorManual
Remote RegistryRemoteRegistryDisabled
Routing and Remote Access RemoteAccessDisabled
RPC Endpoint Mapper RpcEptMapperRunningAutomatic
Secondary LogonseclogonManual
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service SstpSvcManual
Security Accounts Manager SamSsRunningAutomatic
Security CenterwscsvcAutomatic (Delayed Start)
Sensor Monitoring Service SensrSvcManual (Trigger Start)
Shell Hardware Detection ShellHWDetectionRunningAutomatic
Smart CardSCardSvrDisabled
Smart Card Removal Policy SCPolicySvcManual
Software Protection sppsvcAutomatic (Delayed Start, Trigger Start)
Spot VerifiersvsvcManual (Trigger Start)
SSDP Discovery SSDPSRVRunningManual
Still Image Acquisition Events WiaRpcManual
Storage ServiceStorSvcManual (Trigger Start)
System Event Notification ServiceSENSRunningAutomatic
System Events Broker SystemEventsBrokerRunningManual (Trigger Start)
Task SchedulerScheduleRunningAutomatic
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper lmhostsRunningAutomatic (Trigger Start)
Themes ThemesRunningAutomatic
Thread Ordering Server THREADORDERManual
Time Broker TimeBrokerRunningManual (Trigger Start)
Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel ServiceTabletInputServiceManual (Trigger Start)
UPnP Device HostupnphostManual
User Profile Service ProfSvcRunningAutomatic
Virtual Disk vdsManual
Volume Shadow Copy VSSRunningManual
WebClient WebClientManual (Trigger Start)
Windows All-User Install Agent AllUserInstallAgent Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows AudioAudioSrvRunningAutomatic
Windows Audio Endpoint BuilderAudioEndpointBuilderRunningAutomatic
Windows Backup SDRSVCManual
Windows Biometric Service WbioSrvcManual
Windows Color SystemWcsPlugInServiceManual
Windows Connect Now – Config RegistrarwcncsvcManual
Windows Connection ManagerWcmsvcRunningAutomatic (Trigger Start)
Windows Defender Network Inspection Service WdNisSvcRunningManual
Windows Defender ServiceWinDefendRunningAutomatic (Trigger Start)
Windows Driver Foundation – User-mode Driver FrameworkwudfsvcRunningManual (Trigger Start)
Windows Encryption Provider Host Service WEPHOSTSVCManual (Trigger Start)
Windows Error Reporting Service WerSvcManual (Trigger Start)
Windows Event CollectorWecsvcManual
Windows Event LogEventLogRunningAutomatic
Windows FirewallMpsSvcRunningAutomatic
Windows Font Cache Service FontCacheRunningAutomatic
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) StiSvcManual
Windows Installer msiserverManual
Windows Management Instrumentation WinmgmtRunningAutomatic
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service WMPNetworkSvcAutomatic (Delayed Start)
Windows Modules Installer TrustedInstallerManual
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache Manual
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) WinRMManual
Windows SearchWSearchRunningAutomatic (Delayed Start)
Windows Store Service (WSService)WSServiceManual (Trigger Start)
Windows TimeW32TimeManual (Trigger Start)
Windows UpdatewuauservManual (Trigger Start)
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery ServiceWinHttpAutoProxySvcRunningManual
Wired AutoConfig dot3svcManual
WLAN AutoConfigWlansvcManual
WMI Performance Adapter wmiApSrvManual
Work Folders ServiceworkfolderssvcRunningManual
WWAN AutoConfig WwanSvcManual

Few Services namely shown below are new to Windows 10 which you might not find the above given table:

1. Contact Data : This service indexes contact data for fast contact searching. (Manual)

2. CoreMessaging : This service manages communication between system components. (Automatic)

3. DcpSvc : A systen service running in association with netsvc. (Manual)

4. Device Management Enrollment Service : This service performs device enrollment activities for Device Management. (Manual)

5. Diagnostics Tracking Service : This service enables data collection about functional issues in Windows components. (Automatic)

6. dmwapppushsvc : This service requests wap push messages from cellcore and calls. (Automatic (Delayed Start))

7. Geolocation Service : This service monitors the current location of the system and manages geofences. (Manual)

8. Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service : ETW Collector Service for Internet explorer collects real time ETW events and processes the same. (Manual)

9. Moshost : A systme process running in association with Network Service. (Manual)

10. Next Generation Credential Container Service : This service manages local user identity keys used to authenticate user to identify providers as well as TPM virtual smart cards. (Manual)

11. Next Generation Credentials : This service provides process isolotion for crytographic key used to authenticate to a user’s associated identity providers. (Manual)

12. PhoneSvc : A system running in association with LocalSerivceNoNetwork. (Manual)

13. Retail Demo Service : This service controls deivce activity while the device is in retail demo mode. (Manual)

14. Sensor Service : A service for sensors that manages various sensors functionality. (Manual)

15. Smart Card Device Enumeration Policy : This service creates software device nodes for all smart card readers accessible to a given session. (Manual)

16. User Data Access : This service provides apps access to structured user data, including contact info, calendars, messages and other content. (Manual)

17. User Data Storage : This service handles storage of structured user data, including contact info, calendars, messages and other content. (Manual)

Restore default services in Windows 10 Technical Preview

You may check the above list and set the services to their default setting manually.

1. Click Here to download the .rar package file. Extract it using WinZip and you will find all the necessary registry files for all default services.

2. Click on the required .reg file to restore the service to default.

3. Click on Run and Yes option in UAC option if prompted, Press OK.

For every service, you can execute the necessary registry file and after performing the necessary operations, give your system a restart to see the changes.


Nick is a Software Engineer. He has interest in gadgets and technical stuffs. If you are facing any problem with your Windows, feel free to ask him.


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