Enables Windows-based programs to create, access, and modify Internet-based files. If this service is stopped, these functions will not be available. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService|
The WebClient service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If WebClient fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the WebClient service has failed to start.
WebClient won't start, if the WebDav Client Redirector Driver service is stopped or disabled.
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreWebClientWindows8.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
webclnt.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.