This directory contains the code for a COM server that handles elevation requests. This code is compiled into an executable named elevation_service.exe.
This is a standalone executable.
Currently, the elevation service is only installed for Google Chrome builds. The primary use case at the moment for the service has to do with the Chrome recovery component. The recovery component is registered only for Google Chrome builds. It repairs the Chrome updater (Google Update) when the algorithm detects that Chrome is not being updated. Since Chrome could be installed per-system or per-user, an elevation service is needed to repair the code in the per-system install case.