Srvnet Service Defaults in Windows 8

Server Network driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Srvnet
Service name:srvnet
Service type:filesys
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\srvnet

Default Behavior

The Srvnet service is a file system driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Srvnet fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the srvnet service hasn't been started.


All the services listed below will not start if Srvnet is disabled:

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Srvnet

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config srvnet start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The srvnet service is using the srvnet.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 8 installation media.