Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service (TabletInputService) Defaults in Windows 10

Enables Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel pen and ink functionality.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service
Service name:TabletInputService
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Group:PlugPlay
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\TabSvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TabletInputService
Privileges:
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel 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 TabletInputService service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service 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 command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config TabletInputService start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The TabletInputService service is using the TabSvc.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.