Capability Access Manager Service (camsvc)Capability Access Manager Service (camsvc)

Registry Name


Display Name

Capability Access Manager Service


Provides facilities for managing UWP apps access to app capabilities as well as checking an app's access to specific app capabilities.

For more information, see the Additional Information section.

Default Status


Default Startup Type


Image Path

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k osprivacy -p

DLL File Path



The service depends on the following system components to function properly:

  • None

System components that depend on this service to function properly:

  • None
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Additional Information

The Capability Access Manager Service (camsvc) service plays a crucial role in managing access to app capabilities for UWP apps. This service is responsible for ensuring that UWP apps can only access the capabilities they require, which is essential for preventing malicious apps from accessing sensitive data or resources on your PC.

For example, if you want to use Skype or Zoom on your Windows device, you need to allow them to access your camera and microphone. The Capability Access Manager Service is responsible for checking if these apps have the required permissions and enabling them to use the camera and microphone.

If the Capability Access Manager Service is not running, UWP apps will not function correctly. Therefore, it is critical to keep this service up and running at all times.