Embedded Mode (embeddedmode) Service Defaults in Windows 10

The Embedded Mode service enables scenarios related to Background Applications. Disabling this service will prevent Background Applications from being activated.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Embedded Mode
Service name:embeddedmode
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\embeddedmode
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeCreatePermanentPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege

Default Behavior

Embedded Mode is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Embedded Mode service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Embedded Mode fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the embeddedmode service has failed to start due to the error.


Embedded Mode cannot be started under any conditions, if the Background Tasks Infrastructure Service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Embedded Mode

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_embeddedmode_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The embeddedmode service is using the embeddedmodesvc.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.