Windows All-User Install Agent (AllUserInstallAgent) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Install AppX Packages for all authorized users.

The Windows All-User Install Agent service exists only in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Windows All-User Install Agent
Service name:AllUserInstallAgent
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AllUserInstallAgent
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege

Default Behavior

Windows All-User Install Agent is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Windows All-User Install Agent service is started, it runs as LocalSystem in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Windows All-User Install Agent fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the AllUserInstallAgent service hasn't been started.


Windows All-User Install Agent can't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled or not available.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Windows All-User Install Agent

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Windows All-User Install Agent 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 AllUserInstallAgent start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The AllUserInstallAgent service is using the AUInstallAgent.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 8 installation media.