On a Windows 10 Pro. 22H2 machine I noticed that the following error is being logged in the Event Log every 5 minutes:
Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Event ID: 7023
The Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant service terminated with the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.
The issue started about ten days ago.
The Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant service (wlidsvc) has startup type: Manual (Triggered Start). It is described as
Enables user sign-in through Microsoft account identity services. If this service is stopped, users will not be able to logon to the computer with their Microsoft account.
When I try to start the service manually, I get the above error.
The user is not using a Microsoft private account but logs in to local Windows domain which has accounts synchronized to Azure AD (MS Entra ID). It means that the user has Microsoft work account that is used in Microsoft 365 apps and online services (Exchange Online, etc.). The user has no issues in connecting to the online services.
I run the following commands on the machine, which finished successfully, but after restart the issue remained:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Any suggestion how to solve this?