Display Enhancement Service (DisplayEnhancementService) Defaults in Windows 10

A service for managing display enhancement such as brightness control.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Display Enhancement Service
Service name:DisplayEnhancementService
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DisplayEnhancementService
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Display Enhancement Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Display Enhancement Service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Display Enhancement 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 DisplayEnhancementService service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Display Enhancement 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 DisplayEnhancementService start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The DisplayEnhancementService service is using the Microsoft.Graphics.Display.DisplayEnhancementService.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.