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Device Setup Manager - Windows 8 Service

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 If this service is disabled, devices may be configured with outdated software, and may not work correctly.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.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:Device Setup Manager
Service name:DsmSvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\DeviceSetupManager.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeCreatePermanentPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege

Default Behavior

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.

Dependencies

Device Setup Manager won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Device Setup Manager

Automated Restore

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.