Microsoft Remote Desktop Input Driver (terminpt) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Terminal Server Input Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Microsoft Remote Desktop Input Driver
Service name:terminpt
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\terminpt

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft Remote Desktop Input 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 terminpt start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The terminpt service is using the terminpt.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.