Windows 10 Services

Server SMB Driver - Windows 10 Service

Enables connectivity from Windows XP and earlier clients.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 10 edition 1507 1511 1607 1703
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Education Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Server SMB Driver
Service name:srv
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Server SMB Driver service is a file system driver. If Server SMB Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the srv service has failed to start.


Server SMB Driver is unable to start, if the Server SMB Driver service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Server SMB Driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreServerSMB1xxxDriverWindows10.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 srv.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\DRIVERS folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.