Windows 10 Services

Data Usage - Windows 10 Service

Network data usage, data limit, restrict background data, metered networks.

This service exists in Windows 10 only.

Startup Type

Windows 10 edition 1507 1511 1607 1703
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Default Properties

Display name:Data Usage
Service name:DusmSvc
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\LocalService

Default Behavior

The Data Usage service is running as NT Authority\LocalService in its own process of svchost.exe. No other services run in the same process. If Data Usage fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the DusmSvc service has failed to start.


Data Usage is unable to start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Data Usage

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreDataUsageWindows10.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 dusmsvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.