Windows Backup (SDRSVC) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Provides Windows Backup and Restore capabilities.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Windows Backup
Service name:SDRSVC
Service type:own
Error control:normal
Object:localSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k SDRSVC
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\SDRSVC.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SDRSVC
Privileges:
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeSecurityPrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
  • SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeSystemEnvironmentPrivilege

Default Behavior

Windows Backup is a Win32 service. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. When the Windows Backup service is started, it is running as localSystem in its own process of svchost.exe. If Windows Backup 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 SDRSVC service is not running because of the error.

Dependencies

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Windows Backup

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Windows Backup 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 SDRSVC start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The SDRSVC service is using the SDRSVC.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.