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Function Discovery Provider Host

 

General Information

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Windows 8

Default Description

The FDPHOST service hosts the Function Discovery (FD) network discovery providers. These FD providers supply network discovery services for the Simple Services Discovery Protocol (SSDP) and Web Services – Discovery (WS-D) protocol. Stopping or disabling the FDPHOST service will disable network discovery for these protocols when using FD. When this service is unavailable, network services using FD and relying on these discovery protocols will be unable to find network devices or resources.

Additional Information

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Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual (Started)
Windows 8 x64 Manual (Started)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual (Started)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual (Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual (Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): fdPHost
Display Name: Function Discovery Provider Host

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

The FDPHOST service hosts the Function Discovery (FD) network discovery providers. These FD providers supply network discovery services for the Simple Services Discovery Protocol (SSDP) and Web Services – Discovery (WS-D) protocol. Stopping or disabling the FDPHOST service will disable network discovery for these protocols when using FD. When this service is unavailable, network services using FD and relying on these discovery protocols will be unable to find network devices or resources.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Windows 7 Professional Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual (Started) Manual (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): fdPHost
Display Name: Function Discovery Provider Host

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Function Discovery Provider Host needs to function properly:

What other service require Function Discovery Provider Host to function properly:

Windows Vista

Default Description

Host process for Function Discovery providers.

Additional Information

Windows Media Center uses this service to discover and connect to extenders.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Manual Manual Manual
Vista Home Premium Manual Manual Manual
Vista Business Manual Manual Manual
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Manual Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): fdPHost
Display Name: Function Discovery Provider Host

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Function Discovery Provider Host needs to function properly:

What other service require Function Discovery Provider Host to function properly:

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