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Universal Plug and Play Device Host

 

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Provides support to host Universal Plug and Play devices.

Additional Information

Used in conjunction with SSDP Discovery Service, it detects and configures UPnP devices on your home network. If any external device does not function because of this service being disabled, place it back in to Automatic. MSN Messenger uses this service in conjunction with supported UPnP devices, to provide support for networks behind a NAT firewall, gateway or router. Also, if you are experiencing difficulty connecting to multiplayer games that use DirectX(7,8,9), place this service to Automatic and ensure you download all security updates. Furthermore, if you use Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing and wish to make use of the “allow others to modify this connection” feature, enable UPnP.

Take note: UPnP is not PnP. UPnP is for connectivity on networks via TCP/IP to devices, such as scanners or printers. Your sound card is PnP. Do not disable the Plug and Play service.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Automatic

Service Names

Service Name (registry): upnphost
Display Name: Universal Plug and Play Device Host

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: NT AUTHORITY\LocalService

Dependencies

What service Universal Plug and Play Device Host needs to function properly:

What other service require Universal Plug and Play Device Host to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Provides support to host Universal Plug and Play devices.

Additional Information

Used in conjunction with SSDP Discovery Service, it detects and configures UPnP devices on your home network. If any external device does not function because of this service being disabled, place it back in to Automatic. MSN Messenger uses this service in conjunction with supported UPnP devices, to provide support for networks behind a NAT firewall, gateway or router. Also, if you are experiencing difficulty connecting to multiplayer games that use DirectX(7,8,9), place this service to Automatic and ensure you download all security updates. Furthermore, if you use Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing and wish to make use of the “allow others to modify this connection” feature, enable UPnP.

Take note: UPnP is not PnP. UPnP is for connectivity on networks via TCP/IP to devices, such as scanners or printers. Your sound card is PnP. Do not disable the Plug and Play service.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home ? ? Manual Manual
XP MCE 2005 ? ? Manual Manual
XP Pro ? ? Manual Manual
XP Tablet PC 2005 ? ? Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): upnphost
Display Name: Universal Plug and Play Device Host

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: NT AUTHORITY\LocalService

Dependencies

What service Universal Plug and Play Device Host needs to function properly:

What other service require Universal Plug and Play Device Host to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

Additional Reading

None at this time.