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Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) - Windows Vista 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, 8 and XP.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Disabled Disabled Disabled
Home Basic Disabled Disabled Disabled
Home Premium Disabled Disabled Disabled
Business Disabled Disabled Disabled
Ultimate 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

Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) logs on as LocalSystem and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) 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 SharedAccess service has failed to start.

Dependencies

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

Restore Default Startup Type for Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreInternetConnectionSharingICSWindowsVista.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 ipnathlp.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.