Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service (SstpSvc) Defaults in Windows 8

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 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service is started, it runs as NT Authority\LocalService in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service 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 SstpSvc service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

All the services listed below will not start if Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service is disabled:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service

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

2. Save the Win8_SstpSvc_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The SstpSvc service is using the sstpsvc.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.