Windows CardSpace

The Windows CardSpace (idsvc) service enables the creation, management, and disclosure of digital identities. Windows CardSpace is client software that enables users to provide their digital identity to online services in a simple and secure way.

This service is installed by default and its startup type is Manual.

When the Windows CardSpace service is started in its default configuration, it logs on by using the Local System account.

This service is not dependent on any other system service, nor is any service dependent on it.

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