DevicesFlow (DevicesFlowUserSvc) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Allows ConnectUX and PC Settings to Connect and Pair with WiFi displays and Bluetooth devices.

The DevicesFlow service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:DevicesFlow
Service name:DevicesFlowUserSvc
Service type:user share process template
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k DevicesFlow
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DevicesFlowUserSvc

Default Behavior

In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If DevicesFlow fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the DevicesFlowUserSvc service has failed to start due to the error.


DevicesFlow cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of DevicesFlow

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which DevicesFlow depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config DevicesFlowUserSvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The DevicesFlowUserSvc service is using the DevicesFlowBroker.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.