Enables multi-party communication using Peer-to-Peer Grouping. If disabled, some applications, such as HomeGroup, may not function.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Peer Networking Grouping|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet|
The Peer Networking Grouping service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Peer Networking Grouping fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the p2psvc service has failed to start.
Peer Networking Grouping won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestorePeerNetworkingGroupingWindows8.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
p2psvc.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.