Capability Access Manager Service (camsvc) Defaults in Windows 10

Provides facilities for managing UWP apps access to app capabilities as well as checking an app's access to specific app capabilities.

The Capability Access Manager Service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Capability Access Manager Service
Service name:camsvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k appmodel -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\camsvc
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege

Default Behavior

Capability Access Manager Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Capability Access Manager Service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Capability Access Manager Service fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the camsvc service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Capability Access Manager Service

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config camsvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The camsvc service is using the CapabilityAccessManager.dll file that is located in the C:\Windows\system32 directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.