"PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator - IPBusEnum.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator" service related to IPBusEnum.dll?

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A

"PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator" is a Windows 7 service that "The PnP-X bus enumerator service manages the virtual network bus. It discovers network connected devices using the SSDP/WS discovery protocols and gives them presence in PnP. If this service is stopped or disabled, presence of NCD devices will not be maintained in PnP. All pnpx based scenarios will stop functioning." "PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator" service is provided by IPBusEnum.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator" service:

Service name: IPBusEnum
Display name: PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies:
   Function Discovery Provider Host
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator" service is provided by a DLL file called: IPBusEnum.dll:

Name: IPBusEnum.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\IPBusEnum.dll
Description: PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator DLL
File version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 77.0 KB (78,848 bytes)
Modified: Monday, July 13, 2009, ?9:15:33 PM

Disabling "PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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