Remote Registry (RemoteRegistry) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Enables remote users to modify registry settings on your computer. If this service is stopped, the registry can be modified only by users on your computer. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Default Settings

Startup type:Disabled
Display name:Remote Registry
Service name:RemoteRegistry
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k localService -p
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\regsvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteRegistry
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Remote Registry is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is disabled. When the Remote Registry service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Remote Registry fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the RemoteRegistry service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

Remote Registry cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Remote Registry

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Remote Registry depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc stop RemoteRegistry
sc config RemoteRegistry start= disabled

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The RemoteRegistry service is using the regsvc.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.