Remote Desktop Video Miniport Driver (RdpVideoMiniport) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Microsoft RDP Video Miniport driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:
Windows 7 Starter SP0N/A
Windows 7 Home Basic SP0N/A
Windows 7 Home Premium SP0N/A
Windows 7 Professional SP0N/A
Windows 7 Ultimate SP0N/A
Windows 7 Enterprise SP0N/A
Windows 7 Starter SP1N/A
Windows 7 Home Basic SP1N/A
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1N/A
Windows 7 Professional SP1N/A
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise SP1Manual
Display name:Remote Desktop Video Miniport Driver
Service name:RdpVideoMiniport
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RdpVideoMiniport

Default Behavior

Remote Desktop Video Miniport Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Remote Desktop Video Miniport Driver fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the RdpVideoMiniport service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Remote Desktop Video Miniport Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config RdpVideoMiniport start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The RdpVideoMiniport service is using the rdpvideominiport.sys file that is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 7 installation media.