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Block Level Backup Engine Service

 

General Information

None at this time.

Windows 8

Default Description

The WBENGINE service is used by Windows Backup to perform backup and recovery operations. If this service is stopped by a user, it may cause the currently running backup or recovery operation to fail. Disabling this service may disable backup and recovery operations using Windows Backup on this computer.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual
Windows 8 x64 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): wbengine
Display Name: Block Level Backup Engine Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

The WBENGINE service is used by Windows Backup to perform backup and recovery operations. If this service is stopped by a user, it may cause the currently running backup or recovery operation to fail. Disabling this service may disable backup and recovery operations using Windows Backup on this computer.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual Manual
Windows 7 Professional Manual Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): wbengine
Display Name: Block Level Backup Engine Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Block Level Backup Engine Service needs to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

What other service require Block Level Backup Engine Service to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Engine to perform block level backup and recovery of data.

Additional Information

If this service is stopped, it may cause the currently running backup or recovery operation to fail. Disabling this service will disable backup using Windows backup on your system.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Not Available Not Available Not Available
Vista Home Premium Not Available Not Available Not Available
Vista Business Manual Manual Manual
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Manual Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): wbengine
Display Name: Block Level Backup Engine Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Block Level Backup Engine Service needs to function properly:

  • None (B, U)

What other service require Block Level Backup Engine Service to function properly:

  • None (B, U)

Additional Reading

None at this time.