Windows 8 Services

Remote Desktop Device Redirector Driver - Windows 8 Service

Remote Desktop Device Redirector 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 Desktop Device Redirector Driver
Service name:RDPDR
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Remote Desktop Device Redirector Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Remote Desktop Device Redirector Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the RDPDR service has failed to start.


Remote Desktop Device Redirector Driver won't start, if the Redirected Buffering Sub System service is stopped or disabled.

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

Restore Default Startup Type of Remote Desktop Device Redirector Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreRemoteDesktopDeviceRedirectorDriverWindows8.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 rdpdr.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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