Windows Vista Services

TPM Base Services - Windows Vista Service

Enables access to the Trusted Platform Module (TPM), which provides hardware-based cryptographic services to system components and applications. If this service is stopped or disabled, applications will be unable to use keys protected by the TPM.

This service also exists in Windows 7.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Manual Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Home Basic Manual Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Home Premium Manual Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Business Manual Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Ultimate Manual Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)

Default Properties

Display name:TPM Base Services
Service name:TBS
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The TPM Base Services as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If TPM Base Services 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 TBS service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of TPM Base Services

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreTPMBaseServicesWindowsVista.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 tbssvc.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.

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