Sensor Service (SensorService) Defaults in Windows 10

A service for sensors that manages different sensors' functionality. Manages Simple Device Orientation (SDO) and History for sensors. Loads the SDO sensor that reports device orientation changes. If this service is stopped or disabled, the SDO sensor will not be loaded and so auto-rotation will not occur. History collection from Sensors will also be stopped.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Sensor Service
Service name:SensorService
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\SensorService.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SensorService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Sensor Service

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

2. Save the Win10_SensorService_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The SensorService service is using the SensorService.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.