Windows Vista Services

SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine - Windows Vista Service

Implements the framework for the SMB filesystem redirector.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 11, 7, 8 and XP.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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Default Properties

Display name:SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine
Service name:mrxsmb
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

is a file system driver. If SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine 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 mrxsmb service has failed to start. If you disable this service, then 2 other services will be unable to start (see the "Dependencies" section below).


SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine will not start, if the Redirected Buffering Sub Sysytem service is stopped or disabled.

If the SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:

Restore Default Startup Type of SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreSMBMiniRedirectorWrapperandEngineWindowsVista.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.

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