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Local Session Manager - Windows 8 Service

Core Windows Service that manages local user sessions. Stopping or disabling this service will result in system instability.

This service also exists in Windows 10.

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:Local Session Manager
Service name:LSM
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
File:%WinDir%\System32\lsm.dll
Error control:normal
Group:COM Infrastructure
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

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

Dependencies

Local Session Manager won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Local Session Manager

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreLocalSessionManagerWindows8.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 lsm.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.