Credential Manager

The Credential Manager (VaultSvc) service provides secure storage and retrieval of credentials to users, applications, and security service packages.

This service is installed by default and its startup type is Manual. When started in its default configuration, it logs on by using the Local System account.

The Credential Manager service is dependent on the following system components:

  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper

The following system component is dependent upon the Credential Manager service.

  • Windows Biometric Service

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