AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) Defaults in Windows 8

Provides infrastructure support for deploying Store applications. This service is started on demand and if disabled Store applications will not be deployed to the system, and may not function properly.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC)
Service name:AppXSvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k wsappx
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\appxdeploymentserver.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AppXSvc
Privileges:
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseBasePriorityPrivilege
  • SeCreatePermanentPrivilege
  • SeSecurityPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege

Default Behavior

AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) is started, it runs as LocalSystem in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) 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 AppXSvc service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) can't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled or not available.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC)

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) 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 AppXSvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

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