Windows Event Collector (Wecsvc) Service Defaults in Windows 7

This service manages persistent subscriptions to events from remote sources that support WS-Management protocol. This includes Windows Vista event logs, hardware and IPMI-enabled event sources. The service stores forwarded events in a local Event Log. If this service is stopped or disabled event subscriptions cannot be created and forwarded events cannot be accepted.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Windows Event Collector
Service name:Wecsvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\wecsvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wecsvc
Privileges:
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Windows Event Collector is a Win32 service. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. When the Windows Event Collector service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other system components, such as drivers and services, may run in the same process. If Windows Event Collector 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 Wecsvc service is not running because of the error.

Dependencies

Windows Event Collector is unable to start, if at least one of the following services is stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Windows Event Collector

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

2. Save the Win7_Wecsvc_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The Wecsvc service is using the wecsvc.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.