Windows 10 Services

Credential Manager - Windows 10 Service

Provides secure storage and retrieval of credentials to users, applications and security service packages.

This service also exists in Windows 7 and 8.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Credential Manager
Service name:VaultSvc
Error control:normal
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Credential Manager service is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of lsass.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Credential Manager fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the VaultSvc service has failed to start.


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

If Credential Manager is stopped, the Windows Biometric Service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Credential Manager

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreCredentialManagerWindows10.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 vaultsvc.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.