Hyper-V Remote Desktop Virtualization Service (vmicrdv) Defaults in Windows 8

Provides a platform for communication between the virtual machine and the operating system running on the physical computer.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Hyper-V Remote Desktop Virtualization Service
Service name:vmicrdv
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k ICService
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vmicrdv
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
  • SeManageVolumePrivilege
  • SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege
  • SeShutdownPrivilege

Default Behavior

Hyper-V Remote Desktop Virtualization Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Hyper-V Remote Desktop Virtualization Service is started, it runs as LocalSystem in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Hyper-V Remote Desktop Virtualization Service 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 vmicrdv service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Hyper-V Remote Desktop Virtualization Service

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config vmicrdv start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The vmicrdv service is using the ICSvc.dll file that is located in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 8 installation media.