"Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service - SstpSvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service" service related to SstpSvc.dll?

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A

"Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service" is a Windows 8 service that 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." "Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service" service is provided by SstpSvc.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service" service:

Service name: SstpSvc
Display name: Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies: None

"Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service" service is provided by a DLL file called: SstpSvc.dll:

Name: SstpSvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\SstpSvc.dll
Description: Provides the facility of Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol
File version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 80.0 KB (81,920 bytes
Modified: Wednesday, ‎July ‎25, ‎2012, ‏‎11:07:23 PM

Disabling "Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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