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How to Start/Stop Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant

Service name: wlidsvc

Display name: Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant


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.


Path to executable:

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

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant service from Command Prompt

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant service:

net start wlidsvc

sc start wlidsvc


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant service:

net stop wlidsvc

sc stop wlidsvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\PerfHost\wlidsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config wlidsvc start= auto

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wlidsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config wlidsvc start= demand

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wlidsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config wlidsvc start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wlidsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config wlidsvc start= delayed-auto


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wlidsvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wlidsvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f