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SSDP Discovery

 

General Information

None at this time.

Windows 8

Default Description

Discovers networked devices and services that use the SSDP discovery protocol, such as UPnP devices. Also announces SSDP devices and services running on the local computer. If this service is stopped, SSDP-based devices will not be discovered. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

None at this time.

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): SSDPSRV
Display Name: SSDP Discovery

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

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

Discovers networked devices and services that use the SSDP discovery protocol, such as UPnP devices. Also announces SSDP devices and services running on the local computer. If this service is stopped, SSDP-based devices will not be discovered. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

<strong >SSDP Discoveryservice is required to see networked resources (Network Discovery) in the “Network” display pane.

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): SSDPSRV
Display Name: SSDP Discovery

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service SSDP Discovery needs to function properly:

  • HTTP (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

What other service require SSDP Discovery to function properly:

Windows Vista

Default Description

Default description of service as seen in services.msc goes here.

Additional Information

SSDP service is required to see networked resources (Network Discovery) in the “Network” display pane.

Default Startup Type

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

Service Names

Service Name (registry): SSDPSRV
Display Name: SSDP Discovery

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service SSDP Discovery needs to function properly:

  • HTTP (HB, HP, B, U)

What other service require SSDP Discovery to function properly:

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