Update Orchestrator Service (UsoSvc) Defaults in Windows 10

Manages Windows Updates. If stopped, your devices will not be able download and install latest udpates.

Default Settings

Startup type:
Windows 10 Home 1507Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1507Manual
Windows 10 Education 1507Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1507Manual
Windows 10 Home 1511Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1511Manual
Windows 10 Education 1511Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1511Manual
Windows 10 Home 1607Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1607Manual
Windows 10 Education 1607Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1607Manual
Windows 10 Home 1703Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1703Manual
Windows 10 Education 1703Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1703Manual
Windows 10 Home 1709Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1709Manual
Windows 10 Education 1709Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1709Manual
Windows 10 Home 1803Automatic
Windows 10 Pro 1803Automatic
Windows 10 Education 1803Automatic
Windows 10 Enterprise 1803Automatic
Display name:Update Orchestrator Service
Service name:UsoSvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\usocore.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeShutdownPrivilege

Default Behavior

Update Orchestrator Service is a Win32 service. It is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it in Windows 10 Home 1507, Windows 10 Pro 1507, Windows 10 Education 1507, Windows 10 Enterprise 1507, Windows 10 Home 1511, Windows 10 Pro 1511, Windows 10 Education 1511, Windows 10 Enterprise 1511, Windows 10 Home 1607, Windows 10 Pro 1607, Windows 10 Education 1607, Windows 10 Enterprise 1607, Windows 10 Home 1703, Windows 10 Pro 1703, Windows 10 Education 1703, Windows 10 Enterprise 1703, Windows 10 Home 1709, Windows 10 Pro 1709, Windows 10 Education 1709, Windows 10 Enterprise 1709. This service is starting automatically when the operating system starts in 1803 Home, 1803 Pro, 1803 Education, 1803 Enterprise. When the Update Orchestrator Service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Update Orchestrator 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 UsoSvc service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

Update Orchestrator Service cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Update Orchestrator Service

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Update Orchestrator Service depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Depending on the version of your operating system, copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER.

For Windows 10 1507 Home, Windows 10 1507 Pro, Windows 10 1507 Education, Windows 10 1507 Enterprise, Windows 10 1511 Home, Windows 10 1511 Pro, Windows 10 1511 Education, Windows 10 1511 Enterprise, Windows 10 1607 Home, Windows 10 1607 Pro, Windows 10 1607 Education, Windows 10 1607 Enterprise, Windows 10 1703 Home, Windows 10 1703 Pro, Windows 10 1703 Education, Windows 10 1703 Enterprise, Windows 10 1709 Home, Windows 10 1709 Pro, Windows 10 1709 Education, Windows 10 1709 Enterprise:
sc config UsoSvc start= demand

For Windows 10 1803 Home, Windows 10 1803 Pro, Windows 10 1803 Education, Windows 10 1803 Enterprise:
sc config UsoSvc start= auto
sc start UsoSvc

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The UsoSvc service is using the usocore.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.