Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy (MSKSSRV) Defaults in Windows 10

MS KS Server by Microsoft Corporation.

The Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy
Service name:MSKSSRV
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSKSSRV

Default Behavior

Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the MSKSSRV service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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 10 installation media.