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Windows Encryption Provider Host Service - Windows 8 Service

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.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core not exists Manual Manual
Pro not exists Manual Manual
Enterprise not exists Manual Manual

Default Properties

Display name:Windows Encryption Provider Host Service
Service name:WEPHOSTSVC
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k WepHostSvcGroup
File:%WinDir%\system32\wephostsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService

Default Behavior

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.

Dependencies

Windows Encryption Provider Host Service won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Encryption Provider Host Service

Automated Restore

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.