Routing and Remote Access (RemoteAccess) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Offers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area network environments.

Default Settings

Startup type:Disabled
Display name:Routing and Remote Access
Service name:RemoteAccess
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:localSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\mprdim.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteAccess
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege

Default Behavior

Routing and Remote Access is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it is disabled and therefore it won't start under any conditions. When the Routing and Remote Access service is started, it runs as localSystem in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Routing and Remote Access 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 RemoteAccess service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

Routing and Remote Access can't start, if any service from the list below is disabled or not available:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Routing and Remote Access

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

2. Save the Win8_RemoteAccess_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The RemoteAccess service is using the mprdim.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.