Interactive Services Detection (UI0Detect) Defaults in Windows 8

Enables user notification of user input for interactive services, which enables access to dialogs created by interactive services when they appear. If this service is stopped, notifications of new interactive service dialogs will no longer function and there might not be access to interactive service dialogs. If this service is disabled, both notifications of and access to new interactive service dialogs will no longer function.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Interactive Services Detection
Service name:UI0Detect
Service type:interact
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\UI0Detect.exe
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UI0Detect
Privileges:
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Interactive Services Detection is an interactive service that shows notifications and message boxes when necessary. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Interactive Services Detection 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 UI0Detect service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Interactive Services Detection

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config UI0Detect start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The UI0Detect service is using the UI0Detect.exe file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.