What is the Portable Device Enumerator (WPDBusEnum) service?

An explanation of the Portable Device Enumerator (WPDBusEnum) service in Windows 7.

What does the Portable Device Enumerator (WPDBusEnum) service do?

The Portable Device Enumerator (WPDBusEnum) service enforces Group Policy settings for syncing removable mass-storage devices.

Portable Device Enumerator (WPDBusEnum) service details

  • Service name: WPDBusEnum
  • Description: Enforces group policy for removable mass-storage devices. Enables applications such as Windows Media Player and Image Import Wizard to transfer and synchronize content using removable mass-storage devices.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
  • Startup type: Manual

Does my computer need the Portable Device Enumerator (WPDBusEnum) service?

Your computer does need the Portable Device Enumerator service to run.

Should I disable the Portable Device Enumerator (WPDBusEnum) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; I would leave the Portable Device Enumerator service alone.

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