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Windows Color System - Windows 10 Service

The WcsPlugInService service hosts third-party Windows Color System color device model and gamut map model plug-in modules. These plug-in modules are vendor-specific extensions to the Windows Color System baseline color device and gamut map models. Stopping or disabling the WcsPlugInService service will disable this extensibility feature, and the Windows Color System will use its baseline model processing rather than the vendor's desired processing. This might result in inaccurate color rendering.

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

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
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Default Properties

Display name:Windows Color System
Service name:WcsPlugInService
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k wcssvc
File:%WinDir%\System32\WcsPlugInService.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
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Default Behavior

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

Dependencies

Windows Color System is unable to start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Color System

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWindowsColorSystemWindows10.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 WcsPlugInService.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.