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Windows 7: what is spaceport.sys?

27 Oct 2013   #1
Arc

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what is spaceport.sys?

I have no clear idea idea other than it is Storage Spaces Driver (c:\windows\system32\drivers\spaceport.sys) a Kernel driver, usually configured with boot. So asking.

ITEMVALUE
Name Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller
Manufacturer Microsoft
Status OK
PNP Device ID ROOT\SPACEPORT\0000
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\spaceport.sys (6.3.9600.16401, 362.34 KB (371,032 bytes), 23/10/2013 11:31 AM)

My questions are .....
  • What is this driver actually?
  • What purpose does it serve?
  • How to obtain it? Any program, or the BIOS settings?
  • Why it is necessary?
  • And, it I want to not use it, how can I do that?
Any help will be highly appreciated


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27 Oct 2013   #2

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just had a quick scan and it is a win 8 only service and is critical, if it fails to run/load the machine will not boot
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27 Oct 2013   #3
Arc

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Thank you Paul. So it appears that it is a must?
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27 Oct 2013   #4

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27 Oct 2013   #5
Arc

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Nice info, Bill. Thanks a lot for it all

Got a response from HAVOC, too.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
This is what I came up with when I googled Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller:
Storage Spaces Overview
And, it appears that some sort of RAID??
Quote:
Storage pools. A collection of physical disks that enable you to aggregate disks, expand capacity in a flexible manner, and delegate administration.
So people may want to not use it, too. What to do in that case?

I can say that I have got the answers, other than my last question; and the third one, partially
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27 Oct 2013   #6

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27 Oct 2013   #7
Arc

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