Windows Vista Services

Srv2 - Windows Vista Service

Default SDDL for Windows Resource Protected file.

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

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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Default Properties

Display name:Srv2
Service name:srv2
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Srv2 service is a file system driver. If Srv2 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 srv2 service has failed to start. At least one service depends on Srv2. Therefore I do not recommend you to disable it.


Srv2 will not start, if the Srvnet service is stopped or disabled.

If Srv2 is stopped, the Srv fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type of Srv2

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreSrv2WindowsVista.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 srv2.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\DRIVERS folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.

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