Windows 10 Services

Server SMB Driver - Windows 10 Service

Enables connectivity from Windows Vista and later clients.

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

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
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Default Properties

Display name:Server SMB Driver
Service name:srv2
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 srv2 service has failed to start.


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

If Server SMB Driver is stopped, the following services cannot start:

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 RestoreServerSMB2xxxDriverWindows10.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 srv2.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.