Windows Store Service (WSService) Defaults in Windows 8

Provides infrastructure support for Windows Store.This service is started on demand and if disabled applications bought using Windows Store will not behave correctly.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Windows Store Service (WSService)
Service name:WSService
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k wsappx
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\WSService.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WSService
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege

Default Behavior

Windows Store Service (WSService) is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Windows Store Service (WSService) is started, it runs as LocalSystem in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Windows Store Service (WSService) 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 WSService service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Windows Store Service (WSService)

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

2. Save the Win8_WSService_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

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