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HomeGroup Provider - Windows 7 Service

Performs networking tasks associated with configuration and maintenance of homegroups. If this service is stopped or disabled, your computer will be unable to detect other homegroups and your homegroup might not work properly. It is recommended that you keep this service running.

This service also exists in Windows 10 and 8.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
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Default Properties

Display name:HomeGroup Provider
Service name:HomeGroupProvider
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\system32\provsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The HomeGroup Provider service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the HomeGroup Provider fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the HomeGroupProvider service has failed to start.

Dependencies

HomeGroup Provider will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for HomeGroup Provider

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreHomeGroupProviderWindows7.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 provsvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.