Upload Manager (uploadmgr) Service Defaults in Windows XP

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Default Settings

Startup type:Automatic
Display name:Upload Manager
Service name:uploadmgr
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\uploadmgr

Default Behavior

Upload Manager is a Win32 service. In Windows XP it is starting automatically along with the operating system. Then the Upload Manager service is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services and drivers are allowed to run in the same process. If the Upload Manager fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the uploadmgr service has failed to start.


Upload Manager depends on the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Upload Manager

1. Select your Windows XP edition and service pack, and then click Download.

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

3. Run the saved file.

4. Restart the computer.

The uploadmgr service is using the pchsvc.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows XP installation media.