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BranchCache - Windows 10 Service

This service caches network content from peers on the local subnet.

This service also exists in Windows 7 and 8.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
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Default Properties

Display name:BranchCache
Service name:PeerDistSvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k PeerDist
File:%WinDir%\system32\peerdistsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege

Default Behavior

The BranchCache service is running as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If BranchCache fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the PeerDistSvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

BranchCache is unable to start, if the HTTP Service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for BranchCache

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreBranchCacheWindows10.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 peerdistsvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.