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Windows Audio Endpoint Builder - Windows 8 Service

Manages audio devices for the Windows Audio service. If this service is stopped, audio devices and effects will not function properly. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Windows Audio Endpoint Builder
Service name:AudioEndpointBuilder
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\System32\AudioEndpointBuilder.dll
Error control:normal
Group:AudioGroup
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Windows Audio Endpoint Builder fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the AudioEndpointBuilder service has failed to start.

Dependencies

If Windows Audio Endpoint Builder is stopped, the Windows Audio service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Audio Endpoint Builder

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWindowsAudioEndpointBuilderWindows8.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.

Note. Make sure that the AudioEndpointBuilder.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.