"Function Discovery Provider Host - fdphost.dll" Service on Windows Server 2008

Q

What is "Function Discovery Provider Host" in my Windows Server 2008 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 Server 2008 service that "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." "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 the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2008" for details.

Disabling "Function Discovery Provider Host" service should not cause any issues when running Windows Server 2008 system.

 

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