Windows Event Collector (Wecsvc) Service Defaults in Windows 10

This service manages persistent subscriptions to events from remote sources that support WS-Management protocol. This includes Windows Vista event logs, hardware and IPMI-enabled event sources. The service stores forwarded events in a local Event Log. If this service is stopped or disabled event subscriptions cannot be created and forwarded events cannot be accepted.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Windows Event Collector
Service name:Wecsvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService -p
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\wecsvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wecsvc
Privileges:
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Windows Event Collector is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Windows Event Collector service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Windows Event Collector fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the Wecsvc service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

Windows Event Collector cannot be started under any conditions, if the following services are disabled, deleted or working improperly:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Windows Event Collector

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Windows Event Collector 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 Wecsvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The Wecsvc service is using the wecsvc.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.