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SSDP Discovery Service - Windows XP Service

Enables discovery of UPnP devices on your home network.

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

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:SSDP Discovery Service
Service name:SSDPSRV
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%WinDir%\System32\ssdpsrv.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService

Default Behavior

The SSDP Discovery Service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the SSDP Discovery Service fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the SSDPSRV service has failed to start.

Dependencies

SSDP Discovery Service will not start, if the HTTP service is stopped or disabled.

If the SSDP Discovery Service is stopped, the Universal Plug and Play Device Host fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for SSDP Discovery Service

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreSSDPDiscoveryServiceWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

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 XP installation media.