Windows 8 Services

Remote Access NDIS WAN Driver - Windows 8 Service

Remote Access NDIS WAN Driver.

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

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:Remote Access NDIS WAN Driver
Service name:NdisWan
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Remote Access NDIS WAN Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Remote Access NDIS WAN Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the NdisWan service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of Remote Access NDIS WAN Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreRemoteAccessNDISWANDriverWindows8.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 ndiswan.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.

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