Data Sharing Service (DsSvc) Defaults in Windows 10

Provides data brokering between applications.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Data Sharing Service
Service name:DsSvc
Service type:share
Error control:ignore
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted -p
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\DsSvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DsSvc
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

Data Sharing Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Data Sharing Service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Data Sharing Service fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 start up proceeds without warnings. However the error details are being logged.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Data Sharing Service

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config DsSvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The DsSvc service is using the DsSvc.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.