Remote Desktop Device Redirector Bus Driver (rdpbus) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Microsoft RDP Bus Device driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Remote Desktop Device Redirector Bus Driver
Service name:rdpbus
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\rdpbus.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\rdpbus

Default Behavior

The Remote Desktop Device Redirector Bus Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Remote Desktop Device Redirector Bus Driver 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 rdpbus service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Remote Desktop Device Redirector Bus 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 rdpbus start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The rdpbus service is using the rdpbus.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.