PrintWorkflow (PrintWorkflowUserSvc) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Provides support for Print Workflow applications. If you turn off this service, you may not be able to print successfully.

The PrintWorkflow service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:PrintWorkflow
Service name:PrintWorkflowUserSvc
Service type:user share process template
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k PrintWorkflow
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PrintWorkflowUserSvc

Default Behavior

In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If PrintWorkflow fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the PrintWorkflowUserSvc service has failed to start due to the error.


PrintWorkflow cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of PrintWorkflow

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which PrintWorkflow 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 PrintWorkflowUserSvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The PrintWorkflowUserSvc service is using the PrintWorkflowService.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.