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.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||SSDP Discovery|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation|
The SSDP Discovery service runs 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 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the SSDPSRV service has failed to start.
SSDP Discovery won't start, if the HTTP Service is stopped or disabled.
If SSDP Discovery is stopped, the UPnP Device Host service fails to start and initialize.
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreSSDPDiscoveryWindows8.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
ssdpsrv.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.