Radio Management Service (RmSvc) Defaults in Windows 10

Radio Management and Airplane Mode Service.

The Radio Management Service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Radio Management Service
Service name:RmSvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RmSvc

Default Behavior

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


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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Radio Management Service

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Radio Management Service 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 RmSvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The RmSvc service is using the RMapi.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.