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Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service - Windows 7 Service

Manages Internet SCSI (iSCSI) sessions from your computer to remote iSCSI target devices. If this service is stopped, your computer will not be able to login or access iSCSI targets. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service also exists in Windows 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
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Default Properties

Display name:Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service
Service name:MSiSCSI
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\system32\iscsiexe.dll
Error control:normal
Group:iSCSI
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeCreatePermanentPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service 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 MSiSCSI service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreMicrosoftiSCSIInitiatorServiceWindows7.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 iscsiexe.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.