Windows 10 Services

MessagingService - Windows 10 Service

Service supporting text messaging and related functionality.

This service exists in Windows 10 only.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
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Default Properties

Display name:MessagingService
Service name:MessagingService
Type:user share process template
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k UnistackSvcGroup
Error control:ignore
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

If MessagingService fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.

Restore Default Startup Type for MessagingService

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreMessagingServiceWindows10.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 MessagingService.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.