Ads

Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant

 

General Information

This service is new for Windows 8.

Windows 8

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

None at this time.

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): wlidsvc
Display Name: Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant

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.