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:Manual
Display name:Update Orchestrator Service
Service name:UsoSvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeShutdownPrivilege

Default Behavior

Update Orchestrator Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. 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.


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

sc config UsoSvc start= demand

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.