Remote Desktop Generic USB Device (TsUsbGD) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Remote Desktop Generic USB Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Remote Desktop Generic USB Device
Service name:TsUsbGD
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TsUsbGD

Default Behavior

The Remote Desktop Generic USB Device service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Remote Desktop Generic USB Device 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 TsUsbGD service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Remote Desktop Generic USB Device

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config TsUsbGD start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The TsUsbGD service is using the TsUsbGD.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.