The Windows biometric service gives client applications the ability to capture, compare, manipulate, and store biometric data without gaining direct access to any biometric hardware or samples. The service is hosted in a privileged SVCHOST process.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Windows Biometric Service|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k WbioSvcGroup|
The Windows Biometric Service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Windows Biometric Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the WbioSrvc service has failed to start.
Windows Biometric Service won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreWindowsBiometricServiceWindows8.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
wbiosrvc.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.