Tablet PC Input Service (TabletInputService) Defaults in Windows 7

Enables Tablet PC pen and ink functionality.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Tablet PC Input Service
Service name:TabletInputService
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Group:PlugPlay
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\TabSvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TabletInputService
Privileges:
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

Tablet PC Input Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. When the Tablet PC Input Service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other system components, such as drivers and services, may run in the same process. If Tablet PC Input Service 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 TabletInputService service is not running because of the error.

Dependencies

Tablet PC Input Service is unable to start, if at least one of the following services is stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Tablet PC Input Service

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and service pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win7_TabletInputService_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The TabletInputService service is using the TabSvc.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.