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Family Safety - Windows 8 Service

This service is a stub for Windows Parental Control functionality that existed in Vista. It is provided for backward compatibility only.

This service also exists in Windows 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

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

Display name:Family Safety
Service name:WPCSvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\System32\wpcsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

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.

Dependencies

Family Safety won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Family Safety

Automated Restore

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.