AppID Driver Service Defaults in Windows 8

Identifies an application and enforces software restriction policies.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:AppID Driver
Service name:AppID
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AppID

Default Behavior

The AppID Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If AppID Driver fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the AppID service hasn't been started.


AppID Driver can't start, if any service from the list below is disabled or not available:

If AppID Driver is disabled, the Application Identity service will not be started and initialized.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for AppID Driver

1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_AppID_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The AppID service is using the appid.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.