Winsock IFS Driver (ws2ifsl) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Winsock IFS Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:Disabled
Display name:Winsock IFS Driver
Service name:ws2ifsl
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:PNP_TDI
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\ws2ifsl.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ws2ifsl

Default Behavior

Winsock IFS Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it is disabled and therefore it isn't starting. If Winsock IFS Driver 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 ws2ifsl service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Winsock IFS Driver

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

2. Save the Win7_ws2ifsl_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The ws2ifsl service is using the ws2ifsl.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 7 installation media.