DeviceAssociationBroker (DeviceAssociationBrokerSvc) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Enables apps to pair devices.

The DeviceAssociationBroker service exists only in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:DeviceAssociationBroker
Service name:DeviceAssociationBrokerSvc
Service type:user share process template
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k DevicesFlow -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DeviceAssociationBrokerSvc

Default Behavior

In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If DeviceAssociationBroker fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the DeviceAssociationBrokerSvc service has failed to start due to the error.


DeviceAssociationBroker cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of DeviceAssociationBroker

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which DeviceAssociationBroker 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 DeviceAssociationBrokerSvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The DeviceAssociationBrokerSvc service is using the deviceaccess.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.