User Experience Virtualization Service (UevAgentService) Defaults in Windows 10

Provides support for application and OS settings roaming.

Default Settings

Startup type:
Windows 10 Home 1507N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1507N/A
Windows 10 Education 1507N/A
Windows 10 Enterprise 1507N/A
Windows 10 Home 1511N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1511N/A
Windows 10 Education 1511N/A
Windows 10 Enterprise 1511N/A
Windows 10 Home 1607N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1607Disabled
Windows 10 Education 1607Disabled
Windows 10 Enterprise 1607Disabled
Windows 10 Home 1703N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1703Disabled
Windows 10 Education 1703Disabled
Windows 10 Enterprise 1703Disabled
Windows 10 Home 1709N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1709Disabled
Windows 10 Education 1709Disabled
Windows 10 Enterprise 1709Disabled
Display name:User Experience Virtualization Service
Service name:UevAgentService
Service type:own
Error control:normal
Group:ProfSvc_Group
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\AgentService.exe
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UevAgentService
Privileges:
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege

Default Behavior

User Experience Virtualization Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is disabled. When the User Experience Virtualization Service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in its own process of AgentService.exe. If User Experience Virtualization 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 UevAgentService service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for User Experience Virtualization Service

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc stop UevAgentService
sc config UevAgentService start= disabled

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The UevAgentService service is using the AgentService.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.