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Services Utility: Peer Name Resolution Protocol Service

Display Name (?): Peer Name Resolution Protocol
Short Name (?): PNRPSvc
Executable (?): svchost.exe
Library (?): p2psvc.dll
Depends On (?): tcpip6, Peer Networking Identity Manager
Supports (?): Peer Networking Identity Manager, Peer Networking
Description (?): Enables Serverless Peer Name Resolution over the Internet
OS (?): XP Home/Professional, Vista Home/Business, Server 2003, Vista Server
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The peer name resolution protocol service provides Windows a pseudo serverless based name resolution system that runs through TCP/IP version 6 (IPv6). A seed server is used to populate a peer cloud and these peers hold onto a portion of the name record. This service is installed when you install IPv6 so if you want to disable this service then I would suggest just uninstalling IPv6 from add / remove programs in the control panel.

Please visit /tools/services/ for the complete Services utility.