Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Miniport (NDIS 6.20) (kdnic) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Microsoft Kernel Debugger Network Miniport by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Miniport (NDIS 6.20)
Service name:kdnic
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:NDIS
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\kdnic.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kdnic

Default Behavior

Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Miniport (NDIS 6.20) is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Miniport (NDIS 6.20) fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the kdnic service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Miniport (NDIS 6.20)

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config kdnic start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The kdnic service is using the kdnic.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.