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
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\fdrespub.dll
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.

Dependencies

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 for Function Discovery Resource Publication

1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_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 corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.