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Universal Plug and Play Device Host - Windows XP Service

Provides support to host Universal Plug and Play devices.

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:Universal Plug and Play Device Host
Service name:upnphost
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%WinDir%\System32\upnphost.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService

Default Behavior

The Universal Plug and Play Device Host service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Universal Plug and Play Device Host 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 upnphost service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Universal Plug and Play Device Host will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Universal Plug and Play Device Host

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreUniversalPlugandPlayDeviceHostWindowsXP.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 upnphost.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.