Microsoft Edge Elevation Service (MicrosoftEdgeElevationService) Defaults in Windows 10

Keeps Microsoft Edge up to update. If this service is disabled, the application will not be kept up to date.

The Microsoft Edge Elevation Service (MicrosoftEdgeElevationService) exists only in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Microsoft Edge Elevation Service (MicrosoftEdgeElevationService)
Service name:MicrosoftEdgeElevationService
Service type:own
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MicrosoftEdgeElevationService

Default Behavior

Microsoft Edge Elevation Service (MicrosoftEdgeElevationService) is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Microsoft Edge Elevation Service (MicrosoftEdgeElevationService) is started, it is running as LocalSystem in its own process of elevation_service.exe. If Microsoft Edge Elevation Service (MicrosoftEdgeElevationService) fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the MicrosoftEdgeElevationService service has failed to start due to the error.


Microsoft Edge Elevation Service (MicrosoftEdgeElevationService) cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft Edge Elevation Service (MicrosoftEdgeElevationService)

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Microsoft Edge Elevation Service (MicrosoftEdgeElevationService) 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 MicrosoftEdgeElevationService start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The MicrosoftEdgeElevationService service is using the elevation_service.exe file that is located in the %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft\Edge\Application\92.0.902.67 directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.