Windows Vista Services

Brother WDM Serial driver - Windows Vista Service

Brother Serial driver (WDM version) by Brother Industries Ltd..

This service also exists in Windows 7.

Startup Type

Since Brother WDM Serial driver is a kernel mode driver, its startup might be configured depending on installed hardware. Changing its startup configuration might cause hardware issues. In the table below you can see how it is configured on my system, but your default settings might differ from mine.

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Disabled Disabled Disabled
Home Basic Disabled Disabled Disabled
Home Premium Disabled Disabled Disabled
Business Disabled Disabled Disabled
Ultimate Disabled Disabled Disabled

Default Properties

Display name:Brother WDM Serial driver
Service name:BrSerWdm
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Brother WDM Serial driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Brother WDM Serial driver fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the BrSerWdm service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of Brother WDM Serial driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreBrotherWDMSerialdriverWindowsVista.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 to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the brserwdm.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.

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