Storage Tiers Management (TieringEngineService) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Optimizes the placement of data in storage tiers on all tiered storage spaces in the system.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Storage Tiers Management
Service name:TieringEngineService
Service type:own
Error control:normal
Object:localSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\TieringEngineService.exe
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TieringEngineService

Default Behavior

Storage Tiers Management is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Storage Tiers Management service is started, it is running as localSystem in its own process of TieringEngineService.exe. If Storage Tiers Management fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the TieringEngineService service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Storage Tiers Management

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config TieringEngineService start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The TieringEngineService service is using the TieringEngineService.exe 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.