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Cryptographic Services - Windows 8 Service

Provides three management services Catalog Database Service, which confirms the signatures of Windows files and allows new programs to be installed; Protected Root Service, which adds and removes Trusted Root Certification Authority certificates from your computer; and Automatic Root Certificate Update Service, which retrieves root certificates from Windows Update and enable scenarios such as SSL. If this service is stopped, these management services 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 7, Vista and XP.

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:Cryptographic Services
Service name:CryptSvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
File:%WinDir%\system32\cryptsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\NetworkService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The Cryptographic Services runs as NT Authority\NetworkService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Cryptographic Services fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the CryptSvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Cryptographic Services won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

If Cryptographic Services is stopped, the Application Identity fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Cryptographic Services

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreCryptographicServicesWindows8.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 cryptsvc.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.