The Function Discovery Resource Publication (FDResPub) service publishes information about a computer and the resources that are attached to that computer so that they can be discovered over the network. If this service is stopped, those resources cannot be published and they cannot be discovered by other computers on the network.
This service is installed by default and its startup type is Manual. When the Function Discovery Resource Publication service is started in its default configuration, it logs on by using the Local Service account.
The Function Discovery Resource Publication service is dependent upon the following system components:
- Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
- DCOM Server Process Launcher
- RPC Endpoint Mapper
The following system component is dependent upon this service:
- HomeGroup Provider