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PEAuth - Windows 10 Service

Protected Environment Authentication and Authorization Export Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 10 edition 1507 1511 1607 1703
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Education Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:PEAuth
Service name:PEAuth
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\system32\drivers\peauth.sys
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The PEAuth service is a kernel mode driver. If PEAuth fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the PEAuth service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for PEAuth

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestorePEAuthWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the peauth.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.