Peer Networking Grouping

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

Enables multi-party communication using Peer-to-Peer Grouping. If disabled, some applications, such as HomeGroup, may not function.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual
Windows 8 x64 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): p2psvc
Display Name: Peer Networking Grouping

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

Enables multi-party communication using Peer-to-Peer Grouping. If disabled, some applications, such as HomeGroup, may not function.

Additional Information

If you do not plan on using Remote Assistance or HomeGroup for networking, the following group of services can safely be disabled:

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Manual (Started) Manual
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual (Started) Manual
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual (Started) Manual
Windows 7 Professional Manual (Started) Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual (Started) Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual (Started) Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): p2psvc
Display Name: Peer Networking Grouping

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Peer Networking Grouping needs to function properly:

What other service require Peer Networking Grouping to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Provides Peer Networking Grouping services.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Manual Manual Manual
Vista Home Premium Manual Manual Manual
Vista Business Manual Manual Manual
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Manual Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): p2psvc
Display Name: Peer Networking Grouping

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Peer Networking Grouping needs to function properly:

What other service require Peer Networking Grouping to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Additional Reading