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Distributed Link Tracking Client - Windows 8 Service

Maintains links between NTFS files within a computer or across computers in a network.

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:Distributed Link Tracking Client
Service name:TrkWks
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\System32\trkwks.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

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

Dependencies

Distributed Link Tracking Client won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Distributed Link Tracking Client

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreDistributedLinkTrackingClientWindows8.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 trkwks.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.