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Multimedia Class Scheduler - Windows 8 Service

Enables relative prioritization of work based on system-wide task priorities. This is intended mainly for multimedia applications. If this service is stopped, individual tasks resort to their default priority.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and Vista.

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:Multimedia Class Scheduler
Service name:MMCSS
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\system32\mmcss.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeIncreaseBasePriorityPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege

Default Behavior

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

Dependencies

If Multimedia Class Scheduler is stopped, the Windows Audio service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Multimedia Class Scheduler

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreMultimediaClassSchedulerWindows8.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 mmcss.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.