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Remote Desktop Services - Windows 8 Service

Allows users to connect interactively to a remote computer. Remote Desktop and Remote Desktop Session Host Server depend on this service. To prevent remote use of your computer, clear the checkboxes on the Remote tab of the System properties control panel item.

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

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Remote Desktop Services
Service name:TermService
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
File:%WinDir%\System32\termsrv.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\NetworkService
Privileges:
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Remote Desktop Services runs as NT Authority\NetworkService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Remote Desktop Services fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the TermService service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Remote Desktop Services won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

If Remote Desktop Services is stopped, the Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Remote Desktop Services

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreRemoteDesktopServicesWindows8.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 termsrv.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.