Internet Protocol security (IPsec) supports network-level peer authentication, data origin authentication, data integrity, data confidentiality (encryption), and replay protection. This service enforces IPsec policies created through the IP Security Policies snap-in or the command-line tool "netsh ipsec". If you stop this service, you may experience network connectivity issues if your policy requires that connections use IPsec. Also,remote management of Windows Firewall is not available when this service is stopped.
|Windows 10 edition||1507||1511||1607||1703|
|Display name:||IPsec Policy Agent|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted|
The IPsec Policy Agent service is running as NT Authority\NetworkService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If IPsec Policy Agent fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the PolicyAgent service has failed to start.
IPsec Policy Agent is unable to start, if at least one of the following services is stopped or disabled:
1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreIPsecPolicyAgentWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.
4. Restart the computer to save changes.
Note. Make sure that the
ipsecsvc.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.