MessagingService Defaults in Windows 10

Service supporting text messaging and related functionality.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:MessagingService
Service name:MessagingService
Service type:user share process template
Error control:ignore
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k UnistackSvcGroup
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\MessagingService.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MessagingService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If MessagingService fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 start up proceeds without warnings. However the error details are being logged.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for MessagingService

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

2. Save the Win10_MessagingService_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The MessagingService service is using the MessagingService.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.