PNRP Machine Name Publication

Services PNRP is a distributed name resolution protocol allowing Internet hosts to publish “peer names” and the corresponding IPv6 address. This basically allows every machine running PNRP to have it’s own name on the internet without having to register a specific domain name. Originally available in Windows XP SP2, it is now part of Windows Vista, and requires IPv6 to work. Here’s an article that talks about PNRP, and even describes how to get it working. There is also tons of information on Microsoft’s Technet. As most users aren’t able to use IPv6 yet, the service probably isn’t necessary for you, but since it’s set to manual by default, there’s little reason to disable it.

Display Name:
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service
Service Name:
Process Name:
This service publishes a machine name using the Peer Name Resolution Protocol. Configuration is managed via the netsh context ‘p2p pnrp peer’.
Path to Executable:
%windir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
Default Startup:
  • Home Basic: Manual
  • Home Premium: Manual
  • Business: Manual
  • Enterprise: Manual
  • Ultimate: Manual
Log On As:
Local Service
Desktop Interaction:
Depends On:
  • Peer Name Resolution Protocol
    • Peer Networking Identity Manager
Required For:

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