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User Profile Service - Windows 7 Service

This service is responsible for loading and unloading user profiles. If this service is stopped or disabled, users will no longer be able to successfully logon or logoff, applications may have problems getting to users' data, and components registered to receive profile event notifications will not receive them.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
Starter Automatic Automatic
Home Basic Automatic Automatic
Home Premium Automatic Automatic
Professional Automatic Automatic
Ultimate Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:User Profile Service
Service name:ProfSvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\system32\profsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Group:profsvc_group
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The User Profile Service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the User Profile Service 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 ProfSvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

User Profile Service will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

If the User Profile Service is stopped, the Application Information fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for User Profile Service

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreUserProfileServiceWindows7.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 profsvc.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.