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IP Helper - Windows 7 Service

Provides tunnel connectivity using IPv6 transition technologies (6to4, ISATAP, Port Proxy, and Teredo), and IP-HTTPS. If this service is stopped, the computer will not have the enhanced connectivity benefits that these technologies offer.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
Starter Automatic Automatic
Home Basic Automatic Automatic
Home Premium Automatic Automatic
Professional Automatic Automatic
Ultimate Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:IP Helper
Service name:iphlpsvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k NetSvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\iphlpsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege

Default Behavior

The IP Helper service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the IP Helper fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the iphlpsvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

IP Helper will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for IP Helper

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreIPHelperWindows7.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 iphlpsvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.