WAN Miniport (PPTP) (PptpMiniport) Service Defaults in Windows XP

WAN Miniport (PPTP).

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:WAN Miniport (PPTP)
Service name:PptpMiniport
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PptpMiniport

Default Behavior

WAN Miniport (PPTP) is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the WAN Miniport (PPTP) 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 PptpMiniport service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of WAN Miniport (PPTP)

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config PptpMiniport start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The PptpMiniport service is using the raspptp.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.