"Function Discovery Provider Host - fdphost.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Function Discovery Provider Host" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Function Discovery Provider Host" service related to fdphost.dll?

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A

"Function Discovery Provider Host" is a Windows 8 service that 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." "Function Discovery Provider Host" service is provided by fdphost.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Function Discovery Provider Host" service:

Service name: fdPHost
Display name: Function Discovery Provider Host
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies:
   HTTP
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"Function Discovery Provider Host" service is provided by a DLL file called: fdphost.dll:

Name: fdphost.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\fdphost.dll
Description: Function Discovery Provider Host Service
File version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 21,504 bytes
Modified: Wednesday, ‎July ‎25, ‎2012, ‏‎11:05:38 PM

Disabling "Function Discovery Provider Host" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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