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

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service 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 TabletInputService start= demand

3. Close the command window and 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.