Windows 10 Services

SSDP Discovery - Windows 10 Service

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.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
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Default Properties

Display name:SSDP Discovery
Service name:SSDPSRV
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation -p
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

The SSDP Discovery service is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If SSDP Discovery fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the SSDPSRV service has failed to start.


SSDP Discovery is unable to start, if the HTTP Service is stopped or disabled.

If SSDP Discovery is stopped, the UPnP Device Host service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for SSDP Discovery

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreSSDPDiscoveryWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the ssdpsrv.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.