Function Discovery Provider Host randomly stops


  1. Posts : 303
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
       #1

    Function Discovery Provider Host randomly stops


    I have set up the 4 primary network related services as "Automatic - delayed start" on my local systems to get them networked properly. These services are (1) "Function Discovery Provider Host", (2) "Function Discovery Resource Publication", (3) "SSDP Discovery", and (4) "UPnP Device Host". I also have enabled "SMBv1Client" on them. It it has been working fine except for the new computer I just got. The "Function Discovery Provider Host" keeps stopping on this computer and I have no idea why. Although I can see shares on other computers from this new one, at times I cannot access the shares on the new computer from other computers. Once the FDPH service is running again, I then can access them. Another strange thing is even though the new computer is booted up after other computers, somehow it has become the "Master Browser". I don't know if that has any effect on the situation. Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    JohnD
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  2. Posts : 8,632
    Mac OS Catalina
       #2

    Reset those services and as for SMBv1, you are not going to get anything out of using the elder SaMBa version with Windows. Windows will still work with SMBv2/3. As for not being able to access shares, that can come from not having the same user account and password on all of the machines, using a Microsoft Live account and running into problems.
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  3. Posts : 303
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I have the same account/password on all systems. I was able to access the shares after a while once I got the service running again on the new system. What do you mean by "reset" services?

    JohnD
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 8,632
    Mac OS Catalina
       #4

    johnpd said:
    I have the same account/password on all systems. I was able to access the shares after a while once I got the service running again on the new system. What do you mean by "reset" services?JohnD
    Exactly that. Reset those services you changed back to their defaults.
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  5. Posts : 303
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I did not change them back to the defaults which were as I recall "manual" start. I have them as "Automatic -Delayed start" which is the recommended settings that have been mentioned numerous times on this and other sites to resolve the networking issues that have occurred since the last several Windows feature updates.

    JohnD
      My Computer


 

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