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How to Start/Stop Peer Name Resolution Protocol service

Service name: PNRPsvc

Display name: Peer Name Resolution Protocol


Description:

Enables serverless peer name resolution over the Internet using the Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP). If disabled, some
peer-to-peer and collaborative applications, such as Remote Assistance, may not function.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Peer Name Resolution Protocol service from Command Prompt

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start Peer Name Resolution Protocol service:

net start PNRPsvc


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop Peer Name Resolution Protocol service:

net stop PNRPsvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\PNRPsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\PNRPsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\PNRPsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\PNRPsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\PNRPsvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\PNRPsvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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