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How to Start/Stop PNRP Machine Name Publication Service

Service name: PNRPAutoReg

Display name: PNRP Machine Name Publication Service


This service publishes a machine name using the Peer Name Resolution Protocol.  Configuration is managed via the netsh context 'p2p
pnrp peer'

Path to executable:

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

This method shows you how to Start/Stop PNRP Machine Name Publication Service service from Registry Editor

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type regedit and press Enter

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

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Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require
that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\PNRPAutoReg and locate Start registry key

Double click on Start and edit the value:

Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2

Manual - 3

Disabled - 4

Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2

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

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

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