Connected Devices Platform Service (CDPSvc) Defaults in Windows 10

This service is used for Connected Devices and Universal Glass scenarios.

Default Settings

Startup type:
Windows 10 Home RTMManual
Windows 10 Pro RTMManual
Windows 10 Education RTMManual
Windows 10 Enterprise RTMManual
Windows 10 Home 1511Disabled
Windows 10 Pro 1511Disabled
Windows 10 Education 1511Disabled
Windows 10 Enterprise 1511Disabled
Windows 10 Home 1607Automatic
Windows 10 Pro 1607Automatic
Windows 10 Education 1607Automatic
Windows 10 Enterprise 1607Automatic
Display name:Connected Devices Platform Service
Service name:CDPSvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDPSvc
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Default Behavior

Connected Devices Platform Service is a Win32 service. It is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it in Windows 10 Home, Pro, Education, Enterprise. This service is disabled in Windows 10 Home 1511, Pro 1511, Education 1511, Enterprise 1511. This service is starting automatically when the operating system starts in Windows 10 Home 1607, Pro 1607, Education 1607, Enterprise 1607. When the Connected Devices Platform Service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Connected Devices Platform 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 CDPSvc service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Connected Devices Platform Service

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_CDPSvc_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The CDPSvc service is using the CDPSvc.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.