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Credential Manager - Windows 8 Service

Provides secure storage and retrieval of credentials to users, applications and security service packages.

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:Credential Manager
Service name:VaultSvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\lsass.exe
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Credential Manager service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process of lsass.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Credential Manager fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the VaultSvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Credential Manager won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

If Credential Manager is stopped, the Windows Biometric Service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Credential Manager

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreCredentialManagerWindows8.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 lsass.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.