Windows Camera Frame Server (FrameServer) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Enables multiple clients to access video frames from camera devices.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Windows Camera Frame Server
Service name:FrameServer
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k Camera
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FrameServer

Default Behavior

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


Windows Camera Frame Server cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Windows Camera Frame Server

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Windows Camera Frame Server 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 FrameServer start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The FrameServer service is using the FrameServer.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.