Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework (wudfsvc) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Creates and manages user-mode driver processes. This service cannot be stopped.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework
Service name:wudfsvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Group:PlugPlay
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\WUDFSvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wudfsvc
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege

Default Behavior

Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework service is started, it runs as LocalSystem in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework 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 wudfsvc service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework can't start, if the User Mode Driver Frameworks Platform Driver service is disabled or not available.

All the services listed below will not start if Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework is disabled:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework

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

2. Save the Win8_wudfsvc_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

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