User Experience Virtualization Service (UevAgentService) Defaults in Windows 10

Provides support for application and OS settings roaming.

The User Experience Virtualization Service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Disabled
Display name:User Experience Virtualization Service
Service name:UevAgentService
Service type:own
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UevAgentService
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege

Default Behavior

User Experience Virtualization Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is disabled. When the User Experience Virtualization Service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in its own process of AgentService.exe. If User Experience Virtualization 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 UevAgentService service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of User Experience Virtualization Service

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc stop UevAgentService
sc config UevAgentService start= disabled

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The UevAgentService service is using the AgentService.exe 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.