Wi-Fi Direct Services Connection Manager Service (WFDSConMgrSvc) Defaults in Windows 10

Manages connections to wireless services, including wireless display and docking.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Wi-Fi Direct Services Connection Manager Service
Service name:WFDSConMgrSvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted -p
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\wfdsconmgrsvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WFDSConMgrSvc
Privileges:
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Wi-Fi Direct Services Connection Manager Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Wi-Fi Direct Services Connection Manager Service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Wi-Fi Direct Services Connection Manager 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 WFDSConMgrSvc service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

Wi-Fi Direct Services Connection Manager Service cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Wi-Fi Direct Services Connection Manager Service

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Wi-Fi Direct Services Connection Manager 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 WFDSConMgrSvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The WFDSConMgrSvc service is using the wfdsconmgrsvc.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.