Windows 7 Services

Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service - Windows 7 Service

Provides ability to share TCP ports over the net.tcp protocol.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
Starter Disabled Disabled
Home Basic Disabled Disabled
Home Premium Disabled Disabled
Professional Disabled Disabled
Ultimate Disabled Disabled
Enterprise Disabled Disabled

Default Properties

Display name:Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service
Service name:NetTcpPortSharing
Path:%WinDir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation\SMSvcHost.exe
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process. It shares the executable file with other services. If the Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the NetTcpPortSharing service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNetTcpPortSharingServiceWindows7.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 SMSvcHost.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.

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