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Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar - Windows 8 Service

WCNCSVC hosts the Windows Connect Now Configuration which is Microsoft's Implementation of Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) protocol. This is used to configure Wireless LAN settings for an Access Point (AP) or a Wi-Fi Device. The service is started programmatically as needed.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar
Service name:wcncsvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
File:%WinDir%\System32\wcncsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
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Default Behavior

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

Dependencies

Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWindowsConnectNowConfigRegistrarWindows8.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 wcncsvc.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.