Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy (MSKSSRV) Defaults in Windows XP

MS KS Server by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy
Service name:MSKSSRV
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\MSKSSRV.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSKSSRV

Default Behavior

Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the MSKSSRV service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config MSKSSRV start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

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