Payments and NFC/SE Manager (SEMgrSvc) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Manages payments and Near Field Communication (NFC) based secure elements.

The Payments and NFC/SE Manager service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Payments and NFC/SE Manager
Service name:SEMgrSvc
Service type:own
Error control:ignore
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SEMgrSvc
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Payments and NFC/SE Manager is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Payments and NFC/SE Manager service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in its own process of svchost.exe. If Payments and NFC/SE Manager fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 start up proceeds without warnings. However the error details are being logged.


Payments and NFC/SE Manager cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Payments and NFC/SE Manager

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Payments and NFC/SE 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 command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config SEMgrSvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The SEMgrSvc service is using the SEMgrSvc.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.