Xbox Live Auth Manager (XblAuthManager) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Provides authentication and authorization services for interacting with Xbox Live. If this service is stopped, some applications may not operate correctly.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Xbox Live Auth Manager
Service name:XblAuthManager
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\XblAuthManager
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

Xbox Live Auth Manager is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Xbox Live Auth Manager service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Xbox Live Auth Manager fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the XblAuthManager service has failed to start due to the error.


Xbox Live Auth Manager cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

While Xbox Live Auth Manager is stopped, disabled or working incorrectly, the following services do not start:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Xbox Live Auth Manager

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

2. Save the Win10_XblAuthManager_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The XblAuthManager service is using the XblAuthManager.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.