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Windows Event Collector - Windows 8 Service

This service manages persistent subscriptions to events from remote sources that support WS-Management protocol. This includes Windows Vista event logs, hardware and IPMI-enabled event sources. The service stores forwarded events in a local Event Log. If this service is stopped or disabled event subscriptions cannot be created and forwarded events cannot be accepted.

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

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Windows Event Collector
Service name:Wecsvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
File:%WinDir%\system32\wecsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
Privileges:
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

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

Dependencies

Windows Event Collector won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Event Collector

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWindowsEventCollectorWindows8.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 wecsvc.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.