IP in IP Tunnel Driver (IpInIp) Service Defaults in Windows XP

IP in IP Tunnel Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:IP in IP Tunnel Driver
Service name:IpInIp
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IpInIp

Default Behavior

IP in IP Tunnel Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the IP in IP Tunnel Driver fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the IpInIp service has failed to start.


IP in IP Tunnel Driver depends on the TCP/IP Protocol Driver service.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for IP in IP Tunnel Driver

1. Select your Windows XP edition and service pack, and then click Download.

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

3. Run the saved file.

4. Restart the computer.

The IpInIp service is using the ipinip.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows XP installation media.