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. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config RDPWD start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.