Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service (SstpSvc) Defaults in Windows 7

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

Default Behavior

Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. When the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol 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 Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol 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 SstpSvc service is not running because of the error.

Dependencies

If Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service is stopped, the Remote Access Connection Manager service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config SstpSvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and 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 7 installation media.