SMSvcHost.exe.config - Repair Issues and Download

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing SMSvcHost.exe.config files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent SMSvcHost.exe.config file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

SMSvcHost.exe.config file Configuration. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of SMSvcHost.exe.config related errors on your device. You can also download SMSvcHost.exe.config file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename SMSvcHost.exe.config
File extension CONFIG
Type Developer
Description Configuration
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 2262
Oldest file 2009-04-11
Latest file 2017-03-18
SMSvcHost.exe.config

There are various types of errors related to SMSvcHost.exe.config file. SMSvcHost.exe.config file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to SMSvcHost.exe.config file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • SMSvcHost.exe.config is corrupted
  • SMSvcHost.exe.config cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - SMSvcHost.exe.config
  • SMSvcHost.exe.config file error
  • SMSvcHost.exe.config file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register SMSvcHost.exe.config file:
  • SMSvcHost.exe.config file could not be loaded
  • SMSvcHost.exe.config file doesn't exist

SMSvcHost.exe.config

Error

Application could not be started because SMSvcHost.exe.config file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.

OK

Problems related to SMSvcHost.exe.config can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing SMSvcHost.exe.config file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

SMSvcHost.exe.config file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with SMSvcHost.exe.config file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to SMSvcHost.exe.config file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of SMSvcHost.exe.config or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to SMSvcHost.exe.config file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the SMSvcHost.exe.config file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the SMSvcHost.exe.config file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the SMSvcHost.exe.config file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace SMSvcHost.exe.config file

The last solution is to manually download and replace SMSvcHost.exe.config file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded SMSvcHost.exe.config file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of SMSvcHost.exe.config file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows 8.1: ---
  • Windows 8: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your SMSvcHost.exe.config file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename SMSvcHost.exe.config
System Windows 10
File size 2262 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 a9e7e2a3a82362d180cea7ea1edfa81a
SHA1 2f3cf4c66e9d977d51857d68b7184d8c28e9cdfe
SHA256 05f1621202e284665934c52f96ea0f968a53cc2d8bfd6b265840ebd009e93b44
CRC32 cc37112a
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
Filename SMSvcHost.exe.config
System Windows 7
File size 1951 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 757bc33428b870035a16fd96b9ddb7fa
SHA1 1807228029ac16b20cf77a02d2059aada5f0a08c
SHA256 41962dd5ce9c3a57012b0c05ce8cac51668b3f09854ba5602894357cd571b339
CRC32 282882b5
Example file location ---
Filename SMSvcHost.exe.config
System Windows 8.1
File size 2262 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 a9e7e2a3a82362d180cea7ea1edfa81a
SHA1 2f3cf4c66e9d977d51857d68b7184d8c28e9cdfe
SHA256 05f1621202e284665934c52f96ea0f968a53cc2d8bfd6b265840ebd009e93b44
CRC32 cc37112a
Example file location ---
Filename SMSvcHost.exe.config
System Windows 8
File size 2262 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 a9e7e2a3a82362d180cea7ea1edfa81a
SHA1 2f3cf4c66e9d977d51857d68b7184d8c28e9cdfe
SHA256 05f1621202e284665934c52f96ea0f968a53cc2d8bfd6b265840ebd009e93b44
CRC32 cc37112a
Example file location ---
Filename SMSvcHost.exe.config
System Windows Vista
File size 1951 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 757bc33428b870035a16fd96b9ddb7fa
SHA1 1807228029ac16b20cf77a02d2059aada5f0a08c
SHA256 41962dd5ce9c3a57012b0c05ce8cac51668b3f09854ba5602894357cd571b339
CRC32 282882b5
Example file location ---