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Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant - Windows 10 Service

Enables user sign-in through Microsoft account identity services. If this service is stopped, users will not be able to logon to the computer with their Microsoft account.

This service also exists in Windows 8.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant
Service name:wlidsvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\system32\wlidsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant service is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the wlidsvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant is unable to start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreMicrosoftAccountSigninAssistantWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the wlidsvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.