Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service. (SmsRouter) Defaults in Windows 10

Routes messages based on rules to appropriate clients.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service.
Service name:SmsRouter
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SmsRouter
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeCreatePermanentPrivilege

Default Behavior

Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service. is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service. is started, it is running as NT Authority\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service. fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the SmsRouter service has failed to start due to the error.


Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service. cannot be started under any conditions, if the following services are disabled, deleted or working improperly:

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service.

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service. depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config SmsRouter start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The SmsRouter service is using the SmsRouterSvc.dll file that is located in the C:\Windows\system32 directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.