Work Folders (workfolderssvc) Service Defaults in Windows 8

This service syncs files with the Work Folders server, enabling you to use the files on any of the PCs and devices on which you've set up Work Folders.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Work Folders
Service name:workfolderssvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Group:LocalService
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\workfolderssvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\workfolderssvc
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Work Folders is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Work Folders service is started, it runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Work Folders 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 workfolderssvc service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

Work Folders can't start, if any service from the list below is disabled or not available:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Work Folders

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

2. Save the Win8_workfolderssvc_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

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