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Peer Networking Identity Manager - Windows 8 Service

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.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:Peer Networking Identity Manager
Service name:p2pimsvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet
File:%WinDir%\system32\pnrpsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The Peer Networking Identity Manager service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Peer Networking Identity Manager fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the p2pimsvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

The following services are unable to start if Peer Networking Identity Manager is stopped:

Restore Default Startup Type for Peer Networking Identity Manager

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestorePeerNetworkingIdentityManagerWindows8.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.

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 8 installation media.