IP in IP Tunnel Driver (IpInIp) Service Defaults in Windows XP

IP in IP Tunnel Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:IP in IP Tunnel Driver
Service name:IpInIp
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IpInIp

Default Behavior

IP in IP Tunnel Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the IP in IP Tunnel 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 IpInIp service has failed to start.


IP in IP Tunnel Driver depends on the TCP/IP Protocol Driver service.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of IP in IP Tunnel Driver

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which IP in IP Tunnel Driver depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config IpInIp start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The IpInIp service is using the ipinip.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.