Function Discovery Resource Publication (FDResPub) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Publishes your computer and resources attached to your 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.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Function Discovery Resource Publication
Service name:FDResPub
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FDResPub
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Default Behavior

Function Discovery Resource Publication is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Function Discovery Resource Publication service is started, it runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Function Discovery Resource Publication fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the FDResPub service hasn't been started.


Function Discovery Resource Publication can't start, if any service from the list below is disabled or not available:

If Function Discovery Resource Publication is disabled, the HomeGroup Provider service will not be started and initialized.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Function Discovery Resource Publication

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Function Discovery Resource Publication depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config FDResPub start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The FDResPub service is using the fdrespub.dll file that is located in the C:\Windows\system32 directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 8 installation media.