Remote Registry (RemoteRegistry) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Enables remote users to modify registry settings on your computer. If this service is stopped, the registry can be modified only by users on your computer. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Remote Registry
Service name:RemoteRegistry
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k regsvc
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\regsvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteRegistry
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Remote Registry is a Win32 service. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. When the Remote Registry service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other system components, such as drivers and services, may run in the same process. If Remote Registry fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the RemoteRegistry service is not running because of the error.

Dependencies

Remote Registry is unable to start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Remote Registry

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Remote Registry 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 RemoteRegistry start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The RemoteRegistry service is using the regsvc.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 7 installation media.