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Offline Files - Windows 8 Service

The Offline Files service performs maintenance activities on the Offline Files cache, responds to user logon and logoff events, implements the internals of the public API, and dispatches interesting events to those interested in Offline Files activities and changes in cache state.

This service also exists in Windows 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Offline Files
Service name:CscService
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\System32\cscsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Group:ProfSvc_Group
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseBasePriorityPrivilege

Default Behavior

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

Dependencies

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

Restore Default Startup Type for Offline Files

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreOfflineFilesWindows8.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 cscsvc.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.