Connected Devices Platform Service (CDPSvc) Defaults in Windows 10

This service is used for Connected Devices Platform scenarios.

Default Settings

Startup type:
Windows 10 Home 1507Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1507Manual
Windows 10 Education 1507Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1507Manual
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
Windows 10 Home 1703Automatic
Windows 10 Pro 1703Automatic
Windows 10 Education 1703Automatic
Windows 10 Enterprise 1703Automatic
Windows 10 Home 1709Automatic
Windows 10 Pro 1709Automatic
Windows 10 Education 1709Automatic
Windows 10 Enterprise 1709Automatic
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 -p
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 1507, Windows 10 Pro 1507, Windows 10 Education 1507, Windows 10 Enterprise 1507. This service is disabled in Windows 10 Home 1511, Windows 10 Pro 1511, Windows 10 Education 1511, Windows 10 Enterprise 1511. This service is starting automatically when the operating system starts in Windows 10 Home 1607, Windows 10 Pro 1607, Windows 10 Education 1607, Windows 10 Enterprise 1607, Windows 10 Home 1703, Windows 10 Pro 1703, Windows 10 Education 1703, Windows 10 Enterprise 1703, Windows 10 Home 1709, Windows 10 Pro 1709, Windows 10 Education 1709, Windows 10 Enterprise 1709. 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.


Connected Devices Platform Service cannot be started under any conditions, if the following services are disabled, deleted or working improperly:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Connected Devices Platform Service

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Connected Devices Platform Service depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Depending on the version of your operating system, copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER.

For Windows 10 1507 Home, Windows 10 1507 Pro, Windows 10 1507 Education, Windows 10 1507 Enterprise:
sc config CDPSvc start= demand

For Windows 10 1511 Home, Windows 10 1511 Pro, Windows 10 1511 Education, Windows 10 1511 Enterprise:
sc stop CDPSvc
sc config CDPSvc start= disabled

For Windows 10 1607 Home, Windows 10 1607 Pro, Windows 10 1607 Education, Windows 10 1607 Enterprise, Windows 10 1703 Home, Windows 10 1703 Pro, Windows 10 1703 Education, Windows 10 1703 Enterprise, Windows 10 1709 Home, Windows 10 1709 Pro, Windows 10 1709 Education, Windows 10 1709 Enterprise:
sc config CDPSvc start= auto
sc start CDPSvc

3. Close the command window and 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.