Remote Registry (RemoteRegistry) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Enables remote users to modify registry settings on your computer. If this service is stopped, the registry can be modified only by users on your computer. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Default Settings

Startup type:Disabled
Display name:Remote Registry
Service name:RemoteRegistry
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k localService
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\regsvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteRegistry
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Remote Registry is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it is disabled and therefore it won't start under any conditions. When the Remote Registry service is started, it runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Remote Registry 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 RemoteRegistry service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Remote Registry

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

2. Save the Win8_RemoteRegistry_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

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