Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service (TabletInputService) Defaults in Windows 8

Enables Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel pen and ink functionality.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service
Service name:TabletInputService
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Group:PlugPlay
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\TabSvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TabletInputService
Privileges:
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service is started, it runs as LocalSystem in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service 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 TabletInputService service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service can't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled or not available.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service

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

2. Save the Win8_TabletInputService_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

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