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Function Discovery Provider Host - Windows Vista Service

Host process for Function Discovery providers.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and 8.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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Default Properties

Display name:Function Discovery Provider Host
Service name:fdPHost
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%WinDir%\system32\fdPHost.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Function Discovery Provider Host logs on as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Function Discovery Provider Host fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the fdPHost service has failed to start. If you disable this service, then 2 other services will be unable to start (see the "Dependencies" section below).

Dependencies

Function Discovery Provider Host won't start, if the following system components are stopped or disabled:

If the Function Discovery Provider Host is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:

Restore Default Startup Type for Function Discovery Provider Host

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreFunctionDiscoveryProviderHostWindowsVista.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 fdPHost.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.