Function Discovery Provider Host
Windows 7 Service Details
Process for Function Discover processes.. This is used by Windows Media Center
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.
Consequences of Stopping:
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.
All services listed in 'Required For' will be unable to function
PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator, Media Center Extender Service, HomeGroup Provider