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IP Helper - Windows 8 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, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic 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
  • SeTcbPrivilege

Default Behavior

The IP Helper service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If IP Helper fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the iphlpsvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

IP Helper won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

If IP Helper is stopped, the Network Connectivity Assistant service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for IP Helper

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreIPHelperWindows8.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.

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 8 installation media.