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How to Fix Network Discovery If it Keeps Turning Off in Windows 10

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Does your Windows 10 network discovery keep turning off? It is likely that one of its dependent services is not started.

Here is the symptom of this problem:

  • You click Turn on network discovery. Then click Save changes.
Windows 10 Network Discovery Keeps Turning Off
  • Then you check again only to discover that Windows 10 network discovery is off again!
Windows 10 Network Discovery Keeps Turning Off
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Follow the steps below to fix “Windows 10 Network Discovery Keeps Turning Off” problem:

1
Open Services from Computer Management

Here are the steps:

  • Right-click Windows 10 start menu.
  • Then click Computer Management.
  • Next, click the right-ward arrow beside Services and Applications. Then click on Services. It will open in Extended view. To open it in Standard view, click Standard.
Windows 10 Network Discovery Keeps Turning Off

2
Check the Status of DNS Client Service

On the Services console, locate a service called DNS Client. Confirm that the status is Running. Also check that the Startup Type is Automatic.

3
Modify Function Discovery Resource Publication Service

Still on Services console, find a service called Function Discovery Resource Publication. This service is likely to be set to Manual or Disabled. The Status may also be blank, indicating that it is Stopped.

To modify this services:

  • Double-click it to open its properties.
windows 10 network discovery - modify "Function Discovery Resource Publication" Service
  • On the Startup Type, select Automatic. Click Apply. Then click Start to start the service.

4
Change the Status and Startup Type for SSDP Discovery Service

Locate another dependent service called SSDP Discovery. Check its Startup Type and Status. If they are not set to Automatic and Running respectively, modify the service.

Wondering how much more steps to resolve “Windows 10 Network Discovery Keeps Turning Off” Just one more!

5
Modify the Startup Type and Status of UPnP Device Host Service

If the Startup Type of UPnP Device Host Service is not set to Automatic, modify and change it to Automatic. Then start the service.

At this stage you should have the following services set to start automatically and also Running:

  1. DNS Client
  2. Function Discovery Resource Publication
  3. SSDP Discovery
  4. UPnP Device Host

Before you proceed to the next and final step, check that all these services are configured as described above.

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6
Start Windows 10 Network Discovery

Here are steps:

  • Search for Control Panel. Then open it.
  • Next, click Network and Internet.
  • Then click Network and Sharing Center.
  • Click Change change advanced sharing settings. Finally, Turn on network discovery and click Save changes.

Windows 10 network discovery will now stay on!

Want to fix more Windows 10 problems? Visit our Windows 10 Support page.


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