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Peer Name Resolution Protocol - Windows 8 Service

Enables serverless peer name resolution over the Internet using the Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP). If disabled, some peer-to-peer and collaborative applications, such as Remote Assistance, may not function.

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 Name Resolution Protocol
Service name:PNRPsvc
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 Name Resolution Protocol service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Peer Name Resolution Protocol fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the PNRPsvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Peer Name Resolution Protocol won't start, if the Peer Networking Identity Manager service is stopped or disabled.

The following services are unable to start if Peer Name Resolution Protocol is stopped:

Restore Default Startup Type for Peer Name Resolution Protocol

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestorePeerNameResolutionProtocolWindows8.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.