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PEAUTH - Windows 7 Service

Protected Environment Authentication and Authorization Export Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
Starter Automatic Automatic
Home Basic Automatic Automatic
Home Premium Automatic Automatic
Professional Automatic Automatic
Ultimate Automatic Automatic
Enterprise 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 driver. If the PEAUTH 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 PEAUTH service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for PEAUTH

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestorePEAUTHWindows7.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 7 installation media.