Windows Encryption Provider Host Service brokers encryption related functionalities from 3rd Party Encryption Providers to processes that need to evaluate and apply EAS policies. Stopping this will compromise EAS compliancy checks that have been established by the connected Mail Accounts.
This service also exists in Windows 10.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Windows Encryption Provider Host Service|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k WepHostSvcGroup|
The Windows Encryption Provider Host Service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Windows Encryption Provider Host Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the WEPHOSTSVC service has failed to start.
Windows Encryption Provider Host Service 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 RestoreWindowsEncryptionProviderHostServiceWindows8.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
wephostsvc.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.