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Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service

 

General Information

Introduced in Vista Service Pack 1, this service can be disabled if you do not use any type of VPN , ICS and your ISP does not require it to log in to their service, or left on the default for safe configurations.

Windows 8

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual
Windows 8 x64 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): SstpSvc
Display Name: Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP0
Windows 7 Starter Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual Manual
Windows 7 Professional Manual Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): SstpSvc
Display Name: Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service needs to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

What other service require Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service to function properly:

Windows Vista

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

New to Vista in Service Pack 1, this service can be disabled if you do not use any type of VPN , ICS and your ISP does not require it to log in to their service, or left on the default for safe configurations.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Not Available Manual Manual (Started)
Vista Home Premium Not Available Manual Manual (Started)
Vista Business Not Available Manual Manual (Started)
Vista Ultimate Not Available Manual Manual (Started)
Vista Enterprise Not Available Manual Manual (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): SstpSvc
Display Name: Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service needs to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

What other service require Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service to function properly:

Additional Reading