Thread Ordering Server (THREADORDER) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Provides ordered execution for a group of threads within a specific period of time.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Thread Ordering Server
Service name:THREADORDER
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\mmcss.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\THREADORDER
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Default Behavior

Thread Ordering Server is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Thread Ordering Server service is started, it runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Thread Ordering Server fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the THREADORDER service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Thread Ordering Server

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config THREADORDER start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The THREADORDER service is using the mmcss.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 8 installation media.