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Distributed Link Tracking Client - Windows 11 Service

Maintains links between NTFS files within a computer or across computers in a network.

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

Startup Type

Windows 11 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
21H2 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
22H2 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
23H2 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Distributed Link Tracking Client
Service name:TrkWks
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted -p
File:%WinDir%\System32\trkwks.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The Distributed Link Tracking Client service is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Distributed Link Tracking Client fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 11 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the TrkWks service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Distributed Link Tracking Client is unable to start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Distributed Link Tracking Client

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 11 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreDistributedLinkTrackingClientWindows11.bat file to any folder on a local drive such as SSD or a hard disk.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Properties.

4. Check the Unblock checkbox and click OK.

5. Right-click the batch file again and select Run as administrator.

6. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the trkwks.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 11 installation media.

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