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Remote Desktop Configuration - Windows 8 Service

Remote Desktop Configuration service (RDCS) is responsible for all Remote Desktop Services and Remote Desktop related configuration and session maintenance activities that require SYSTEM context. These include per-session temporary folders, RD themes, and RD certificates.

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:Remote Desktop Configuration
Service name:SessionEnv
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\system32\sessenv.dll
Error control:normal
Object:localSystem
Privileges:
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeManageVolumePrivilege
  • SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Remote Desktop Configuration service runs as localSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Remote Desktop Configuration fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the SessionEnv service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Remote Desktop Configuration won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Remote Desktop Configuration

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreRemoteDesktopConfigurationWindows8.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 sessenv.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.