Windows 10: I can't turn on device discovery, it's grayed out

Discus and support I can't turn on device discovery, it's grayed out in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I want to add a second screen to my computer and wanted to turn on device discovery because windows couldn't find it. I've tried troubleshooters but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by nebbish21, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. nebbish21 Win User

    I can't turn on device discovery, it's grayed out


    I want to add a second screen to my computer and wanted to turn on device discovery because windows couldn't find it. I've tried troubleshooters but they don't work. Please help

    Timothy

    :)
     
    nebbish21, Dec 15, 2018
    #1
  2. Yu Huang Win User

    SSDP Discovery missing from Services.msc

    Hi Expert,

    Is there anyone could explain why the SSDP discovery service is missing from my WIN7 computer?

    I am trying to turn on the network discovery, but it sees didn't work, then I following the Microsoft KB suggestions to start the below services:

    • DNS Client
    • Function Discovery Resource Publication
    • SSDP Discovery
    • UPnP Device Host
    when I trying to start SSDP Discovery, I found the service is just missing from my computer, I got no idea about that.

    I checked in HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlset\Services\, no any key about the SSDP discovery service, then I export the KEY from one normal WIN7 PC, import to the one which got network discovery issue. But seems it's not working, I still cannot find the SSDP
    Discovery service in services.msc.

    I have google so many troubleshooting, none of them worked for me. Please suggest,thanks!
     
    Yu Huang, Dec 15, 2018
    #2
  3. Yu Huang Win User
    SSDP Discovery missing from Services.msc

    Hi Expert,

    Is there anyone could explain why the SSDP discovery service is missing from my WIN7 computer?

    I am trying to turn on the network discovery, but it sees didn't work, then I following the Microsoft KB suggestions to start the below services:

    • DNS Client
    • Function Discovery Resource Publication
    • SSDP Discovery
    • UPnP Device Host
    when I trying to start SSDP Discovery, I found the service is just missing from my computer, I got no idea about that.

    I checked in HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlset\Services\, no any key about the SSDP discovery service, then I export the KEY from one normal WIN7 PC, import to the one which got network discovery issue. But seems it's not working, I still cannot find the SSDP
    Discovery service in services.msc.

    I have google so many troubleshooting, none of them worked for me. Please suggest,thanks!
     
    Yu Huang, Dec 15, 2018
    #3
  4. phrab Win User

    I can't turn on device discovery, it's grayed out

    Turn On or Off Network Discovery in Windows 10


    Thank you. Of the 4 things they mentioned, only Function Discovery Resource Publication was enabled. I enabled the last two, but the DNT Client is disabled & the dropdown box is greyed out. I'm not sure how to enable it.
    • DNS Client
    • Function Discovery Resource Publication
    • SSDP Discovery
    • UPnP Device Host
     
    phrab, Dec 15, 2018
    #4
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