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Windows Event Log - Windows 10 Service

This service manages events and event logs. It supports logging events, querying events, subscribing to events, archiving event logs, and managing event metadata. It can display events in both XML and plain text format. Stopping this service may compromise security and reliability of the system.

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

Startup Type

Windows 10 edition 1507 1511 1607 1703
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Education Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Windows Event Log
Service name:EventLog
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
Error control:normal
Group:Event Log
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Windows Event Log service is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Windows Event Log fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the EventLog service has failed to start.

Dependencies

If Windows Event Log is stopped, the following services cannot start:

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Event Log

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWindowsEventLogWindows10.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 svchost.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.