Windows 10 Services

Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol - Windows 10 Service

Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol Driver.

This service also exists in Windows 8.

Startup Type

Windows 10 edition 1507 1511 1607 1703
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Education Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol
Service name:MsLldp
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol service is a kernel mode driver. If Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the MsLldp service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreMicrosoftLinkLayerDiscoveryProtocolWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the mslldp.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.