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How to Start/Stop Function Discovery Provider Host service

Service name: fdPHost

Display name: Function Discovery Provider Host


Description:

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.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

Regedit:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Function Discovery Provider Host service from Registry Editor

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type regedit and press Enter

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Microsoft official disclaimer


Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require
that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.


Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\fdPHost and locate Start registry key

Double click on Start and edit the value:


Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2

Manual - 3

Disabled - 4

Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1

When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0

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