"Windows Biometric Service - wbiosrvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Windows Biometric Service" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Windows Biometric Service" service related to wbiosrvc.dll?

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A

"Windows Biometric Service" is a Windows 8 service that 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. "Windows Biometric Service" service is provided by wbiosrvc.dll program file.

Detailed information on "Windows Biometric Service" service:

Service name: WbioSrvc
Display name: Windows Biometric Service
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k WbioSvcGroup
Dependencies: {RpcSs, VaultSvc, WUDFSvc}

"Windows Biometric Service" service is provided by a program called: wbiosrvc.dll:

Name: wbiosrvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\wbiosrvc.dll
Description: Windows Biometric Service
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 335872 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:07:42 AM UTC

Disabling "Windows Biometric Service" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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