This service is a stub for Windows Parental Control functionality that existed in Vista. It is provided for backward compatibility only.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Family Safety|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted|
The Family Safety service runs as NT Authority\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Family Safety fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the WPCSvc service has failed to start.
Family Safety 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 RestoreFamilySafetyWindows8.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
wpcsvc.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.