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WebClient - Windows 8 Service

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.

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

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:WebClient
Service name:WebClient
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%WinDir%\System32\webclnt.dll
Error control:normal
Group:NetworkProvider
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege

Default Behavior

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.

Dependencies

WebClient won't start, if the WebDav Client Redirector Driver service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for WebClient

Automated Restore

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.