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Sensor Monitoring Service - Windows 8 Service

Monitors various sensors in order to expose data and adapt to system and user state. If this service is stopped or disabled, the display brightness will not adapt to lighting conditions. Stopping this service may affect other system functionality and features as well.

This service also exists in Windows 10 and 7.

Startup Type

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

Display name:Sensor Monitoring Service
Service name:SensrSvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
File:%WinDir%\system32\sensrsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
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Default Behavior

The Sensor Monitoring Service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Sensor Monitoring Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the SensrSvc service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Sensor Monitoring Service

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreSensorMonitoringServiceWindows8.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 sensrsvc.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.