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Device Association Service

 

General Information

This service is new for Windows 8.

Windows 8

Default Description

Enables pairing between the system and wired or wireless devices.

Additional Information

“Pairing” usually indicates a Bluetooth device. Not sure why “wired” is included in the description.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 x64 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual (Trigger Start)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): DeviceAssociationService
Display Name: Device Association Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Additional Reading

None at this time.