Windows 8 Services

Time Broker - Windows 8 Service

Coordinates execution of background work for WinRT application. If this service is stopped or disabled, then background work might not be triggered.

This service also exists in Windows 10.

Startup Type

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

Display name:Time Broker
Service name:TimeBroker
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Type for Time Broker

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreTimeBrokerWindows8.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 TimeBrokerServer.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.