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How to Start/Stop Windows Biometric Service

Service name: WbioSrvc

Display name: Windows Biometric Service


The Windows biometric service gives client applications the ability to capture, compare, manipulate, and store biometric data without
gaining direct access to any biometric hardware or samples. The service is hosted in a privileged SVCHOST process.

Path to executable:

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k WbioSvcGroup

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Biometric Service from Services.msc

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type services.msc and press Enter

Locate Windows Biometric Service observe his current status and open to make changes

From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the Startup type of Windows Biometric Service

To finish press ok button and close Services window

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