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Windows Backup - Windows 8 Service

Provides Windows Backup and Restore capabilities.

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
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Default Properties

Display name:Windows Backup
Service name:SDRSVC
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k SDRSVC
File:%WinDir%\System32\SDRSVC.dll
Error control:normal
Object:localSystem
Privileges:
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeSecurityPrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
  • SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeSystemEnvironmentPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Windows Backup service runs as localSystem in its own process of svchost.exe. Other services may not run in the same process. If Windows Backup fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the SDRSVC service has failed to start.

Dependencies

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

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Backup

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWindowsBackupWindows8.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 SDRSVC.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.