Time Broker (TimeBroker) 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:Manual
Display name:Time Broker
Service name:TimeBroker
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\TimeBrokerServer.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBroker
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

Time Broker is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Time Broker service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Time 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 TimeBroker service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Time Broker

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config TimeBroker start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The TimeBroker service is using the TimeBrokerServer.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.