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WebClient - Windows XP 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 Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Professional Automatic 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

Default Behavior

The WebClient service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the WebClient fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, 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 service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for WebClient

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWebClientWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

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 XP installation media.