Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol (NdisImPlatform) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol
Service name:NdisImPlatform
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\NdisImPlatform.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NdisImPlatform

Default Behavior

The Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol 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 NdisImPlatform service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config NdisImPlatform start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The NdisImPlatform service is using the NdisImPlatform.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.