Sensor Monitoring Service (SensrSvc) Defaults in Windows 10

Monitors various sensors in order to expose data and adapt to system and user state. If this service is stopped or disabled, the display brightness will not adapt to lighting conditions. Stopping this service may affect other system functionality and features as well.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Sensor Monitoring Service
Service name:SensrSvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SensrSvc
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Default Behavior

Sensor Monitoring Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Sensor Monitoring Service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Sensor Monitoring 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 SensrSvc service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Sensor Monitoring Service

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config SensrSvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The SensrSvc service is using the sensrsvc.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.