Server SMB 2.xxx Driver (srv2) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Enables connectivity from Windows Vista and later clients.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Server SMB 2.xxx Driver
Service name:srv2
Service type:filesys
Error control:normal
Group:Network
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\DRIVERS\srv2.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\srv2

Default Behavior

The Server SMB 2.xxx Driver service is a file system driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Server SMB 2.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 srv2 service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

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

All the services listed below will not start if Server SMB 2.xxx Driver is disabled:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Server SMB 2.xxx Driver

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

2. Save the Win8_srv2_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The srv2 service is using the srv2.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.