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.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation|
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.
Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.
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.