Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) Device Host


Provides support to host Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) devices. UPnP is an extension for working with PnP-devices not attached directly to the computer but accessed through the network. (Like networked Printers/Scanners/Gateways etc.)

Note that UPnP can be uninstalled through the Control Panel -> Add/Remove-Programs.

Note if using Internet Connection Sharing then this service should be started on the server and the clients (If WinXP) as it will provides the ability to see the Gateway icon on the clients.

Note if having problem getting online with MSN Messenger or a DirectX game, then one might have to enable this service to make it work.

Note if this service is disabled and using Windows Media Player 11, then it will give this error:

Event ID - 10005
Description - DCOM got error β€œThe service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. β€œ attempting to start the service upnphost with arguments β€œβ€ in order to run the server: {204810B9-73B2-11D4-BF42-00B0D0118B56}

More Info MS KB315000
More Info MS KB315056
More Info MS KB317843
More Info MS KB323713
More Info Universal Plug and Play in Windows XP

Default State:
  • Win7 - Manual
  • Vista: Automatic
  • WinXP: Manual
Process Name: