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Turn off Microsoft Peer-to-Peer Networking Services

Description:

This setting turns off Microsoft Peer-to-Peer Networking Services in its entirety, and will cause all dependent applications to stop working.

Peer-to-Peer protocols allow for applications in the areas of RTC, collaboration, content distribution and distributed processing.

If you enable this setting, peer-to-peer protocols will be turned off.

If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the peer-to-peer protocols will be turned on.










Supported on:

At least Windows XP Professional with SP2

GPO PowerShell Regedit CMD

We can use Command Prompt to add or delete the registry key(s):


For Enabled, Add the registry key:

REG add "HKLM\Software\policies\Microsoft\Peernet" /v Disabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


For Disabled, Delete the registry key:

REG DELETE "HKLM\Software\policies\Microsoft\Peernet" /v Disabled /f


For Not Configured, Delete the registry key:

REG DELETE "HKLM\Software\policies\Microsoft\Peernet" /v Disabled /f