Client License Service (ClipSVC) Defaults in Windows 10

Provides infrastructure support for the Microsoft Store. This service is started on demand and if disabled applications bought using Windows Store will not behave correctly.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Client License Service (ClipSVC)
Service name:ClipSVC
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k wsappx -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ClipSVC
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeSystemEnvironmentPrivilege

Default Behavior

Client License Service (ClipSVC) is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Client License Service (ClipSVC) is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Client License Service (ClipSVC) fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the ClipSVC service has failed to start due to the error.


Client License Service (ClipSVC) cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Client License Service (ClipSVC)

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Client License Service (ClipSVC) depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config ClipSVC start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The ClipSVC service is using the ClipSVC.dll file that is located in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.