Windows All-User Install Agent (AllUserInstallAgent) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Install AppX Packages for all authorized users.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Windows All-User Install Agent
Service name:AllUserInstallAgent
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\AUInstallAgent.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AllUserInstallAgent
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege

Default Behavior

Windows All-User Install Agent is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Windows All-User Install Agent service is started, it runs as LocalSystem in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Windows All-User Install Agent fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the AllUserInstallAgent service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

Windows All-User Install Agent can't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled or not available.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Windows All-User Install Agent

1. Select your Windows 8 edition, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_AllUserInstallAgent_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The AllUserInstallAgent service is using the AUInstallAgent.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.