Windows Backup (SDRSVC) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Provides Windows Backup and Restore capabilities.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Windows Backup
Service name:SDRSVC
Service type:own
Error control:normal
Object:localSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k SDRSVC
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\SDRSVC.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SDRSVC
Privileges:
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeSecurityPrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
  • SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeSystemEnvironmentPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Windows Backup service is a Win32 program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Windows Backup service is started, it runs as localSystem in its own process of svchost.exe. If Windows Backup 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 SDRSVC service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Windows Backup

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

2. Save the Win8_SDRSVC_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The SDRSVC service is using the SDRSVC.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.