Provides identity services for the Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP) and Peer-to-Peer Grouping services. If disabled, the Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP) and Peer-to-Peer Grouping services may not function, and some applications, such as HomeGroup and Remote Assistance, may not function correctly.
|Windows 7 edition||without SP||SP1|
|Display name:||Peer Networking Identity Manager|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet|
The Peer Networking Identity Manager service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Peer Networking Identity Manager fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the p2pimsvc service has failed to start.
If the Peer Networking Identity Manager is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:
1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestorePeerNetworkingIdentityManagerWindows7.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
pnrpsvc.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.