Server SMB 1.xxx Driver (srv) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Enables connectivity from Windows XP and earlier clients.

Default Settings

Startup type:
Windows 8 CoreManual
Windows 8 ProManual
Windows 8 EnterpriseManual
Windows 8.1 CoreAutomatic
Windows 8.1 ProAutomatic
Windows 8.1 EnterpriseAutomatic
Windows 8.1 Update 1 CoreAutomatic
Windows 8.1 Update 1 ProAutomatic
Windows 8.1 Update 1 EnterpriseAutomatic
Display name:Server SMB 1.xxx Driver
Service name:srv
Service type:filesys
Error control:normal
Group:Network
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\DRIVERS\srv.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\srv

Default Behavior

The Server SMB 1.xxx Driver service is a file system driver. It will not be started until the user starts it in Windows 8 Core, Pro, Enterprise. This service is starting automatically during the operating system startup in Windows 8 Core Windows 8.1, Pro Windows 8.1, Enterprise Windows 8.1, Core Windows 8.1 Update 1, Pro Windows 8.1 Update 1, Enterprise Windows 8.1 Update 1. If Server SMB 1.xxx Driver fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the srv service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

Server SMB 1.xxx Driver can't start, if the Server SMB 2.xxx Driver service is disabled or not available.

All the services listed below will not start if Server SMB 1.xxx Driver is disabled:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Server SMB 1.xxx Driver

1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_srv_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The srv service is using the srv.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\DRIVERS folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.