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Windows Biometric Service

 

Windows 8

Default Description

The Windows biometric service gives client applications the ability to capture, compare, manipulate, and store biometric data without gaining direct access to any biometric hardware or samples. The service is hosted in a privileged SVCHOST process.

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): WbioSrvc
Display Name: Windows Biometric Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k WbioSvcGroup

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 Windows biometric service gives client applications the ability to capture, compare, manipulate, and store biometric data without gaining direct access to any biometric hardware or samples. The service is hosted in a privileged SVCHOST process.

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): WbioSrvc
Display Name: Windows Biometric Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k WbioSvcGroup

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Windows Biometric Service needs to function properly:

What other service require Windows Biometric Service to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Additional Reading

None at this time.