Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework (wudfsvc) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Creates and manages user-mode driver processes. This service cannot be stopped.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework
Service name:wudfsvc
Service type:own
Error control:normal
Group:PlugPlay
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\WUDFSvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wudfsvc
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege

Default Behavior

Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in its own process of svchost.exe. If Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the wudfsvc service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework cannot be started under any conditions, if the User Mode Driver Frameworks Platform Driver service is disabled.

While Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework is stopped, disabled or working incorrectly, the following services do not start:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework 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 wudfsvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The wudfsvc service is using the WUDFSvc.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.