Function Discovery Resource Publication (FDResPub) Service Defaults in Windows 10

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 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Function Discovery Resource Publication service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Function Discovery Resource Publication fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the FDResPub service has failed to start due to the error.


Function Discovery Resource Publication cannot be started under any conditions, if the following services are disabled, deleted or working improperly:

While Function Discovery Resource Publication is stopped, the HomeGroup Provider service cannot be launched.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Function Discovery Resource Publication

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_FDResPub_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The FDResPub service is using the fdrespub.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.