Remote Desktop Video Miniport Driver (RdpVideoMiniport) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Microsoft RDP Video Miniport driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
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

The Remote Desktop Video Miniport Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Remote Desktop Video Miniport Driver 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 RdpVideoMiniport service hasn't been started.

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 8 installation media.