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Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) - Windows 8 Service

Provides network address translation, addressing, name resolution and/or intrusion prevention services for a home or small office network.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core Disabled Disabled Disabled
Pro Disabled Disabled Disabled
Enterprise Disabled Disabled Disabled

Default Properties

Display name:Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Service name:SharedAccess
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\ipnathlp.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege

Default Behavior

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

Dependencies

Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreInternetConnectionSharingICSWindows8.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 ipnathlp.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.