Background Tasks Infrastructure Service (BrokerInfrastructure) Defaults in Windows 8

Windows infrastructure service that controls which background tasks can run on the system.

Default Settings

Startup type: Automatic
Display name:Background Tasks Infrastructure Service
Service name:BrokerInfrastructure
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Group:COM Infrastructure
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BrokerInfrastructure
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeCreatePermanentPrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege

Default Behavior

Background Tasks Infrastructure Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it is starting automatically during the operating system startup. Then the Background Tasks Infrastructure Service runs as LocalSystem in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Background Tasks Infrastructure Service 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 BrokerInfrastructure service hasn't been started.


Background Tasks Infrastructure Service can't start, if any service from the list below is disabled or not available:

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Background Tasks Infrastructure Service

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Background Tasks Infrastructure 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 commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config BrokerInfrastructure start= auto
sc start BrokerInfrastructure

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The BrokerInfrastructure service is using the bisrv.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.