"Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) - ipnathlp.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)" service related to ipnathlp.dll?

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A

"Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)" is a Windows 8 service that Provides network address translation, addressing, name resolution and/or intrusion prevention services for a home or small office network. "Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)" service is provided by ipnathlp.dll program file.

Detailed information on "Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)" service:

Service name: SharedAccess
Display name: Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Dependencies: {Netman, WinMgmt, RasMan, BFE}

"Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)" service is provided by a program called: ipnathlp.dll:

Name: ipnathlp.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\ipnathlp.dll
Description: Microsoft NAT Helper Components
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 438784 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:05:51 AM UTC

Disabling "Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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