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How to Start/Stop Peer Networking Grouping service

Service name: p2psvc

Display name: Peer Networking Grouping


Description:

Enables multi-party communication using Peer-to-Peer Grouping.  If disabled, some applications, such as HomeGroup, may not function.


Path to executable:

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

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Peer Networking Grouping 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 Networking Grouping service:

net start p2psvc


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


To Stop Peer Networking Grouping service:

net stop p2psvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\p2psvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\p2psvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\p2psvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\p2psvc" /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\p2psvc" /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\p2psvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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