Windows XP Services

Extensible Authentication Protocol Service - Windows XP Service

Provides windows clients Extensible Authentication Protocol Service.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 11, 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:Extensible Authentication Protocol Service
Service name:EapHost
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k eapsvcs
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

runs in a shared process. It shares the executable file with other services. If the Extensible Authentication Protocol Service fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the EapHost service has failed to start.


Extensible Authentication Protocol Service will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

If the Extensible Authentication Protocol Service is stopped, the Wired AutoConfig fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type of Extensible Authentication Protocol Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreExtensibleAuthenticationProtocolServiceWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

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