"SSDP Discovery - ssdpsrv.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "SSDP Discovery" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "SSDP Discovery" service related to ssdpsrv.dll?

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A

"SSDP Discovery" is a Windows 8 service that Discovers networked devices and services that use the SSDP discovery protocol, such as UPnP devices. Also announces SSDP devices and services running on the local computer. If this service is stopped, SSDP-based devices will not be discovered. . "SSDP Discovery" service is provided by ssdpsrv.dll program file.

Detailed information on "SSDP Discovery" service:

Service name: SSDPSRV
Display name: SSDP Discovery
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
Dependencies: {HTTP}

"SSDP Discovery" service is provided by a program called: ssdpsrv.dll:

Name: ssdpsrv.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\ssdpsrv.dll
Description: SSDP Service DLL
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 266240 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:07:23 AM UTC

Disabling "SSDP Discovery" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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