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Windows Connection Manager - Windows 10 Service

Makes automatic connect/disconnect decisions based on the network connectivity options currently available to the PC and enables management of network connectivity based on Group Policy settings.

This service also exists in Windows 8.

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 Connection Manager
Service name:Wcmsvc
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\System32\wcmsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Group:TDI
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

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

Dependencies

Windows Connection Manager is unable to start, if at least one of the following services is stopped or disabled:

If Windows Connection Manager is stopped, the following services cannot start:

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Connection Manager

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWindowsConnectionManagerWindows10.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 wcmsvc.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.