RDP Winstation Driver (RDPWD) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:RDP Winstation Driver
Service name:RDPWD
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RDPWD

Default Behavior

The RDP Winstation Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If RDP Winstation Driver fails to load or initialize, Windows 8 startup proceeds. The error details should be added to Event Log without notifying the user.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for RDP Winstation Driver

1. Select your Windows 8 edition, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_RDPWD_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.