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Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service - Windows 8 Service

Provides support for the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) to connect to remote computers using VPN. If this service is disabled, users will not be able to use SSTP to access remote servers.

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
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Default Properties

Display name:Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service
Service name:SstpSvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%WinDir%\system32\sstpsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service runs as NT Authority\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the SstpSvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

The following services are unable to start if Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service is stopped:

Restore Default Startup Type for Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreSecureSocketTunnelingProtocolServiceWindows8.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 sstpsvc.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.