When you attempt to start the Remote Desktop Services (“TermService”) service, Error 126 may occur. Here’s the complete error message:
Windows could not start the Remote Desktop Services service on Local Computer. Error 126: The specified module could not be found.
The error occurs if the file termsrv.dll is missing or corrupted. Another reason could be that the Remote Desktop Services ServiceDLL may be pointing to a third-party module, such as “
%ProgramFiles%\RDP Wrapper\rdpwrap.dll” (“RDP Wrapper.”)
To resolve the Remote Desktop Services (“TermService”) service error 126, follow these steps:
Regedit.exeand go to:
- Double-click ServiceDll
- Set its data to %SystemRoot%\System32\termsrv.dll
(Also, ensure that the value type is REG_EXPAND_SZ instead of REG_SZ.)
- Exit the Registry Editor.
Check if termsrv.dll exists
Additionally, make sure that the module termsrv.dll exists in the
You may check the integrity of the file by running the following command from an elevated Command Prompt:
One of the above steps should take care of the issue.
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