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System Event Notification Service - Windows 8 Service

Monitors system events and notifies subscribers to COM+ Event System of these events.

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

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:System Event Notification Service
Service name:SENS
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\sens.dll
Error control:normal
Group:ProfSvc_Group
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege

Default Behavior

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

Dependencies

System Event Notification Service won't start, if the COM+ Event System service is stopped or disabled.

If System Event Notification Service is stopped, the COM+ System Application service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for System Event Notification Service

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreSystemEventNotificationServiceWindows8.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 sens.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.