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Windows Store Service (WSService) - Windows 8 Service

Provides infrastructure support for Windows Store.This service is started on demand and if disabled applications bought using Windows Store will not behave correctly.

This service exists in Windows 8 only.

Startup Type

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

Display name:Windows Store Service (WSService)
Service name:WSService
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k wsappx
File:%WinDir%\System32\WSService.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Windows Store Service (WSService) runs as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Windows Store Service (WSService) fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the WSService service has failed to start.

Dependencies

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

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Store Service (WSService)

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWindowsStoreServiceWSServiceWindows8.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 WSService.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.