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How to Start/Stop Function Discovery Resource Publication service

Service name: FDResPub

Display name: Function Discovery Resource Publication


Publishes this computer and resources attached to this computer so they can be discovered over the network.  If this service is stopped,
network resources will no longer be published and they will not be discovered by other computers on the network.

Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation -p

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Function Discovery Provider Host service from Command Prompt

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter

To Start Function Discovery Resource Publication service:

net start FDResPub

sc start FDResPub

Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.

To Stop Function Discovery Resource Publication service:

net stop FDResPub

sc stop FDResPub

To change Startup type:


REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\PerfHost\FDResPub" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config FDResPub start= auto


REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\FDResPub" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config FDResPub start= demand


REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\FDResPub" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config FDResPub start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\FDResPub" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config FDResPub start= delayed-auto

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

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\FDResPub" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

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

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\FDResPub" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f