Terminal Server Device Redirector Driver (rdpdr) Service Defaults in Windows XP

Microsoft RDP Device redirector by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:
Windows XP Home SP0N/A
Windows XP ProfessionalManual
Windows XP Home SP1N/A
Windows XP Professional SP1Manual
Windows XP Home SP2N/A
Windows XP Professional SP2Manual
Windows XP Home SP3N/A
Windows XP Professional SP3Manual
Display name:Terminal Server Device Redirector Driver
Service name:rdpdr
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\rdpdr

Default Behavior

Terminal Server Device Redirector Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the Terminal Server Device Redirector Driver fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the rdpdr service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Terminal Server Device Redirector Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config rdpdr start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The rdpdr service is using the rdpdr.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 XP installation media.