SPP Notification Service (sppuinotify) Defaults in Windows 7

Provides Software Licensing activation and notification.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:SPP Notification Service
Service name:sppuinotify
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sppuinotify
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

SPP Notification Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. When the SPP Notification Service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other system components, such as drivers and services, may run in the same process. If SPP Notification Service fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the sppuinotify service is not running because of the error.


SPP Notification Service is unable to start, if the COM+ Event System service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for SPP Notification Service

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and service pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win7_sppuinotify_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The sppuinotify service is using the sppuinotify.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 7 installation media.