Windows Vista Services

Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service - Windows Vista Service

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

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and 8.

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: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 as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService and runs in a shared process of SMSvcHost.exe. If Net.Tcp Port Sharing 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 NetTcpPortSharing service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreNetTcpPortSharingServiceWindowsVista.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 Vista installation media.

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