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User Profile Service - Windows Vista Service

This service is responsible for loading and unloading user profiles. If this service is stopped or disabled, users will no longer be able to successfully logon or logoff, applications may have problems getting to users' data, and components registered to receive profile event notifications will not receive them.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and 8.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Basic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Premium Automatic Automatic Automatic
Business Automatic Automatic Automatic
Ultimate Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:User Profile Service
Service name:ProfSvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\system32\profsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Group:profsvc_group
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

User Profile Service logs on as LocalSystem and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If User Profile Service fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the ProfSvc service has failed to start. At least one service depends on User Profile Service. Therefore I do not recommend you to disable it.

Dependencies

User Profile Service will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is stopped or disabled.

If User Profile Service is stopped, the Application Information fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for User Profile Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreUserProfileServiceWindowsVista.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 to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the profsvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.