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.
|Windows Vista edition||without SP||SP1||SP2|
|Home Basic||not exists||Manual||Manual|
|Home Premium||not exists||Manual||Manual|
|Display name:||Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService|
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service logs on as NT Authority\LocalService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service 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 SstpSvc service has failed to start. If you disable this service, then 4 other services will be unable to start (see the "Dependencies" section below).
If the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:
1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreSecureSocketTunnelingProtocolServiceWindowsVista.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
sstpsvc.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.