Export (0) Print
Expand All
Collapse the table of content
Expand the table of content
Expand Minimize

Trivial FTP Daemon (System Services for the Windows Server 2003 Family and Windows XP Operating Systems)

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Service Name: tftpd

Executable Name: tftpd.exe

Log On As: LocalSystem

Description: The Trivial FTP Daemon (TFTPD) service implements support for the Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) defined by the following RFCs:

  • RFC 1350, “The TFTP Protocol (Revision 2)”

  • RFC 2347, “TFTP Option Extension”

  • RFC 2348, “TFTP Blocksize Option”

  • RFC 2349, “TFTP Timeout Interval and Transfer Size Options”

To find RFC standards, see the Request For Comments (RFC) link on the Web Resources page ( TFTP does not require a user name or password and is an integral part of the Remote Installation Services (RIS).

A RIS server uses the TFTPD service to download the initial files required for the remote installation process to begin. The most common file downloaded to the client by using the TFTPD service is, which is responsible for bootstrapping the client computer. If the user then presses F12 when prompted, the Client Installation Wizard is downloaded to begin the remote installation process.

If this service is stopped, the server fails to reply to the client request.

If this service is disabled by using the Services snap-in, this server fails to send the initial files to the client computer.

The correct way to disable this service is to uninstall RIS.

Available on: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition and Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Installed through: Add/Remove Windows Components and Remote Installation Services. (When you install RIS, the Trivial FTP Daemon service is automatically installed.)

Startup type: Automatic

Service status: Started

This service depends on the following system components:

IPSEC Driver

TCP/IP Protocol Driver

The following system components depend on this service:


Community Additions

© 2016 Microsoft