Microsoft MAC Bridge (MsBridge) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Microsoft MAC Bridge.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Microsoft MAC Bridge
Service name:MsBridge
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MsBridge

Default Behavior

The Microsoft MAC Bridge service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Microsoft MAC Bridge 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 MsBridge service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft MAC Bridge

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config MsBridge start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The MsBridge service is using the bridge.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.