Embedded Mode (embeddedmode) Service Defaults in Windows 10

The Embedded Mode service enables scenarios related to Background Applications. Disabling this service will prevent Background Applications from being activated.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Embedded Mode
Service name:embeddedmode
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\embeddedmode
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeCreatePermanentPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege

Default Behavior

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


Embedded Mode cannot be started under any conditions, if the Background Tasks Infrastructure Service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Embedded Mode

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Embedded Mode 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 embeddedmode start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The embeddedmode service is using the embeddedmodesvc.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.