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WebClient - Windows Vista Service

Enables Windows-based programs to create, access, and modify Internet-based files. If this service is stopped, these functions will not be available. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

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

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:WebClient
Service name:WebClient
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%WinDir%\System32\webclnt.dll
Error control:normal
Group:NetworkProvider
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

WebClient logs on as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If WebClient 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 WebClient service has failed to start.

Dependencies

WebClient will not start, if the WebDav Client Redirector Driver service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for WebClient

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWebClientWindowsVista.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 webclnt.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.