Peer Networking

 

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Provides Peer Networking services.

Additional Information

This service is unavailable until the installation of Service Pack 2. This service does not install by default after the installation of Service Pack 2, but if needed, you may install it later by heading to under Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components > Select “Networking Services” > Details button > Check “Peer to Peer”. This service seems to have something to do with IPv6 and functionality that has not been fully implemented. Microsoft tends to throw in services in older OS’s that may be used at a later date to speed adoption. Leave this not installed for now.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 Not Available Not Available Not Installed

Service Names

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

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k p2psvc

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Peer Networking needs to function properly:

What other service require Peer Networking to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Provides Peer Networking services.

Additional Information

This service is unavailable until the installation of Service Pack 2 or 3. This service does not install by default after the installation of Service Pack 2 or 3, but if needed, you may install it later by heading to under Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components > Select “Networking Services” > Details button > Check “Peer to Peer”. This service seems to have something to do with IPv6 and functionality that has not been fully implemented. Microsoft tends to throw in services in older OS’s that may be used at a later date to speed adoption. Leave this not installed for now.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home Not Available Not Available Not Installed (Manual, Not Started) Not Installed (Manual, Not Started)
XP MCE 2005 Not Available Not Available Not Installed (Manual, Not Started) Not Installed (Manual, Not Started)
XP Pro Not Available Not Available Not Installed (Manual, Not Started) Not Installed (Manual, Not Started)
XP Tablet PC 2005 Not Available Not Available Not Installed (Manual, Not Started) Not Installed (Manual, Not Started)

Service Names

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

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k p2psvc

Log On As

Account: NT AUTHORITY\LocalService

Dependencies

What service Peer Networking needs to function properly:

What other service require Peer Networking to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

Additional Reading