Windows 8 Services

Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector - Windows 8 Service

Allows the redirection of Printers/Drives/Ports for RDP connections.

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

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 Services UserMode Port Redirector
Service name:UmRdpService
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
Error control:normal
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeCreatePermanentPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege

Default Behavior

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


Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type of Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreRemoteDesktopServicesUserModePortRedirectorWindows8.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 umrdp.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.

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