Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service. (SmsRouter) Defaults in Windows 10

Routes messages based on rules to appropriate clients.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service.
Service name:SmsRouter
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:localSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted -p
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\SmsRouterSvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SmsRouter
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeCreatePermanentPrivilege

Default Behavior

Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service. is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service. is started, it is running as localSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Microsoft Windows SMS Router 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 SmsRouter service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service. cannot be started under any conditions, if the following services are disabled, deleted or working improperly:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service.

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

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config SmsRouter start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The SmsRouter service is using the SmsRouterSvc.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.