Windows 10 Services

DFS Namespace Client Driver - Windows 10 Service

Client driver for access to DFS Namespaces.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
1507 System System System System
1511 System System System System
1607 System System System System
1703 System System System System
1709 System System System System
1803 System System System System

Default Properties

Display name:DFS Namespace Client Driver
Service name:Dfsc
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The DFS Namespace Client Driver service is a file system driver. If DFS Namespace Client Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Dfsc service has failed to start.


DFS Namespace Client Driver is unable to start, if the Mup service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for DFS Namespace Client Driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreDFSNamespaceClientDriverWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the dfsc.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\Drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.