Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service (SstpSvc) Defaults in Windows 10

Provides support for the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) to connect to remote computers using VPN. If this service is disabled, users will not be able to use SSTP to access remote servers.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service
Service name:SstpSvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\sstpsvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SstpSvc
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service is started, it is running as NT Authority\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol 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 SstpSvc service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

While Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service is stopped, the Remote Access Connection Manager service cannot be launched.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service

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

2. Save the Win10_SstpSvc_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The SstpSvc service is using the sstpsvc.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.