Microsoft Cloud Identity Service (cloudidsvc) Defaults in Windows 10

Supports integrations with Microsoft cloud identity services. If disabled, tenant restrictions will not be enforced properly.

The Microsoft Cloud Identity Service exists only in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Microsoft Cloud Identity Service
Service name:cloudidsvc
Service type:own
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k CloudIdServiceGroup -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\cloudidsvc

Default Behavior

Microsoft Cloud Identity Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Microsoft Cloud Identity Service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in its own process of svchost.exe. If Microsoft Cloud Identity Service fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the cloudidsvc service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft Cloud Identity Service

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config cloudidsvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The cloudidsvc service is using the cloudidsvc.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.