Remote Access NDIS WAN Driver (NdisWan) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Remote Access NDIS WAN Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Remote Access NDIS WAN Driver
Service name:NdisWan
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\ndiswan.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NdisWan

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Remote Access NDIS WAN Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config NdisWan start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The NdisWan service is using the ndiswan.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.