Windows License Manager Service (LicenseManager) Defaults in Windows 10

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Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Windows License Manager Service
Service name:LicenseManager
Service type:share
Error control:ignore
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LicenseManager
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Default Behavior

Windows License Manager Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Windows License Manager Service is started, it is running as NT Authority\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Windows License Manager Service fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 start up proceeds without warnings. However the error details are being logged.


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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Windows License Manager Service

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Windows License Manager Service 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 LicenseManager start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The LicenseManager service is using the LicenseManagerSvc.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.