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.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||IP Helper|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k NetSvcs|
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.
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.
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.