System Events Broker (SystemEventsBroker) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Coordinates execution of background work for WinRT application. If this service is stopped or disabled, then background work might not be triggered.

Default Settings

Startup type:Automatic
Display name:System Events Broker
Service name:SystemEventsBroker
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SystemEventsBroker
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeCreatePermanentPrivilege

Default Behavior

System Events Broker is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting automatically when the operating system starts. Then the System Events Broker service is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If System Events Broker fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the SystemEventsBroker service has failed to start due to the error.


System Events Broker cannot be started under any conditions, if the following services are disabled, deleted or working improperly:

While System Events Broker is stopped, the Task Scheduler service cannot be launched.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for System Events Broker

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

2. Save the Win10_SystemEventsBroker_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The SystemEventsBroker service is using the SystemEventsBrokerServer.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.