Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup service monitors and installs qualified devices that connect to a qualified network. Stopping or disabling this service will prevent Windows from discovering and installing qualified network connected devices automatically. Users can still manually add network connected devices to a PC through the user interface.
This service also exists in Windows 10.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork|
The Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the NcdAutoSetup service has failed to start.
Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup won't start, if the Network List Service is stopped or disabled.
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreNetworkConnectedDevicesAutoSetupWindows8.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
NcdAutoSetup.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.