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Function Discovery Resource Publication - Windows 8 Service

Publishes your computer and resources attached to your computer so they can be discovered over the network. If this service is stopped, network resources will no longer be published and they will not be discovered by other computers on the network.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:Function Discovery Resource Publication
Service name:FDResPub
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
File:%WinDir%\system32\fdrespub.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
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Default Behavior

The Function Discovery Resource Publication service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Function Discovery Resource Publication fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the FDResPub service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Function Discovery Resource Publication won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

If Function Discovery Resource Publication is stopped, the HomeGroup Provider service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Function Discovery Resource Publication

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreFunctionDiscoveryResourcePublicationWindows8.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.

Note. Make sure that the fdrespub.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.