Microsoft Remote Desktop Input Driver (terminpt) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Terminal Server Input Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Remote Desktop Input Driver
Service name:terminpt
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\terminpt.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\terminpt

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft Remote Desktop Input Driver

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

2. Save the Win8_terminpt_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The terminpt service is using the terminpt.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.