Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Miniport (NDIS 6.20) (kdnic) Service Defaults in Windows 8

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

The Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Miniport (NDIS 6.20) service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Miniport (NDIS 6.20) 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 kdnic service hasn't been started.

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 corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.