Device Association Service (DeviceAssociationService) Defaults in Windows 10

Enables pairing between the system and wired or wireless devices.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Device Association Service
Service name:DeviceAssociationService
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DeviceAssociationService
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege

Default Behavior

Device Association Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Device Association Service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Device Association 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 DeviceAssociationService service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Device Association 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 DeviceAssociationService start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The DeviceAssociationService service is using the das.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.