Contact Data (PimIndexMaintenanceSvc) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Indexes contact data for fast contact searching. If you stop or disable this service, contacts might be missing from your search results.

Default Settings

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

Default Behavior

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

Dependencies

Contact Data cannot be started under any conditions, if the User Data Storage service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Contact Data

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

2. Save the Win10_PimIndexMaintenanceSvc_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The PimIndexMaintenanceSvc service is using the PimIndexMaintenance.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.