Windows Biometric Service

The Windows Biometric Service (WbioSrvc) 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.

The service is installed by default and its startup type is Manual.

When the Windows Biometric Service is started in its default configuration, it logs on by using the Local System account.

The Windows Biometric Service is dependent upon the following system components:

  • Credential Manager
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper
  • Windows Driver Foundation–User-Mode Driver Framework
  • Plug and Play
  • User-Mode Driver Frameworks Platform Driver

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