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PEAUTH - Windows 8 Service

Protected Environment Authentication and Authorization Export Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

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
Core Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic 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 mode driver. If PEAUTH fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, 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 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestorePEAUTHWindows8.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 peauth.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.