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Windows Firewall Authorization Driver - Windows 8 Service

Windows Firewall Authorization Driver is a kernel mode driver that provides deep inspection services on inbound and outbound network traffic.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Windows Firewall Authorization Driver
Service name:mpsdrv
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\System32\drivers\mpsdrv.sys
Error control:normal
Group:network

Default Behavior

The Windows Firewall Authorization Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Windows Firewall Authorization Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the mpsdrv service has failed to start.

Dependencies

If Windows Firewall Authorization Driver is stopped, the Windows Firewall service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Firewall Authorization Driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWindowsFirewallAuthorizationDriverWindows8.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.

Note. Make sure that the mpsdrv.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.