Windows 10 Services

Redirected Buffering Sub System - Windows 10 Service

Provides the framework for network mini-redirectors.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
1507 System System System System
1511 System System System System
1607 System System System System
1703 System System System System
1709 System System System System
1803 System System System System

Default Properties

Display name:Redirected Buffering Sub System
Service name:rdbss
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Redirected Buffering Sub System service is a file system driver. If Redirected Buffering Sub System fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the rdbss service has failed to start.


Redirected Buffering Sub System is unable to start, if the Mup service is stopped or disabled.

If Redirected Buffering Sub System is stopped, the following services cannot start:

Restore Default Startup Type for Redirected Buffering Sub System

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreRedirectedBufferingSubSystemWindows10.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 rdbss.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.