Shared PC Account Manager (shpamsvc) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Manages profiles and accounts on a SharedPC configured device.

The Shared PC Account Manager service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Disabled
Display name:Shared PC Account Manager
Service name:shpamsvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\shpamsvc
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege

Default Behavior

Shared PC Account Manager is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is disabled. When the Shared PC Account Manager service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Shared PC Account Manager fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the shpamsvc service has failed to start due to the error.


Shared PC Account Manager cannot be started under any conditions, if the following services are disabled, deleted or working improperly:

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Shared PC Account Manager

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Shared PC Account Manager 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 commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc stop shpamsvc
sc config shpamsvc start= disabled

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The shpamsvc service is using the Windows.SharedPC.AccountManager.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.