batcmd.com Windows 8 Services

Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup - Windows 8 Service

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.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core Manual Manual Manual
Pro Manual Manual Manual
Enterprise Manual Manual Manual

Default Properties

Display name:Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup
Service name:NcdAutoSetup
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
File:%WinDir%\System32\NcdAutoSetup.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege

Default Behavior

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.

Dependencies

Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup won't start, if the Network List Service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup

Automated Restore

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.