Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol (MsLldp) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol
Service name:MsLldp
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:NDIS
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\mslldp.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MsLldp

Default Behavior

The Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the MsLldp service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config MsLldp start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The MsLldp service is using the mslldp.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 8 installation media.