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Windows Connection Manager - Windows 8 Service

Makes automatic connect/disconnect decisions based on the network connectivity options currently available to the PC and enables management of network connectivity based on Group Policy settings.

This service also exists in Windows 10.

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:Windows Connection Manager
Service name:Wcmsvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\System32\wcmsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Group:TDI
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

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

Dependencies

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

The following services are unable to start if Windows Connection Manager is stopped:

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Connection Manager

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWindowsConnectionManagerWindows8.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 wcmsvc.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.