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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

In Registry Editor we can see the following changes:


For Enabled we get:


FullKeyPath : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\policies\Microsoft\Peernet

ValueName   : Disabled

Value       : 1