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Function Discovery Provider Host - Windows 7 Service

The FDPHOST service hosts the Function Discovery (FD) network discovery providers. These FD providers supply network discovery services for the Simple Services Discovery Protocol (SSDP) and Web Services - Discovery (WS-D) protocol. Stopping or disabling the FDPHOST service will disable network discovery for these protocols when using FD. When this service is unavailable, network services using FD and relying on these discovery protocols will be unable to find network devices or resources.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 11, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
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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

runs in a shared process. It shares the executable file with other services. If the Function Discovery Provider Host fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the fdPHost service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Function Discovery Provider Host will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

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

Restore Default Startup Type of Function Discovery Provider Host

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreFunctionDiscoveryProviderHostWindows7.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.

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