Enables the detection, download and installation of device-related software. If this service is disabled, devices may be configured with outdated software, and may not work correctly.
This service also exists in Windows 10.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Device Setup Manager|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs|
The Device Setup Manager service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Device Setup Manager fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the DsmSvc service has failed to start.
Device Setup Manager won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreDeviceSetupManagerWindows8.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
DeviceSetupManager.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.