Distributed Link Tracking Client (TrkWks) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Maintains links between NTFS files within a computer or across computers in a network.

Default Settings

Startup type:Automatic
Display name:Distributed Link Tracking Client
Service name:TrkWks
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\trkwks.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TrkWks
Privileges:
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Distributed Link Tracking Client is a Win32 service. In Windows 7 it is starting automatically on the operating system startup. Then the Distributed Link Tracking Client service 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 Distributed Link Tracking Client 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 TrkWks service is not running because of the error.

Dependencies

Distributed Link Tracking Client is unable to start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Distributed Link Tracking Client

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

2. Save the Win7_TrkWks_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The TrkWks service is using the trkwks.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.