Windows Vista Services

Block Level Backup Engine Service - Windows Vista Service

Engine to perform block level backup and recovery of data.

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

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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Default Properties

Display name:Block Level Backup Engine Service
Service name:wbengine
Error control:normal
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeManageVolumePrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege

Default Behavior

The Block Level Backup Engine Service as localSystem and runs in its own process of wbengine.exe. It does not share its process with other services. If Block Level Backup Engine 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 wbengine service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of Block Level Backup Engine Service

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreBlockLevelBackupEngineServiceWindowsVista.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 wbengine.exe 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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