Provides automatic IPv6 connectivity over an IPv4 network. If this service is stopped, the machine will only have IPv6 connectivity if it is connected to a native IPv6 network.
|Windows Vista edition||without SP||SP1||SP2|
|Display name:||IP Helper|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k NetSvcs|
IP Helper logs on as LocalSystem and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If IP Helper fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista 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 system components are stopped or disabled:
1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreIPHelperWindowsVista.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
iphlpsvc.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.