PNRP Machine Name Publication Service (PNRPAutoReg) Defaults in Windows 10

This service publishes a machine name using the Peer Name Resolution Protocol. Configuration is managed via the netsh context 'p2p pnrp peer'.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:PNRP Machine Name Publication Service
Service name:PNRPAutoReg
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\pnrpauto.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PNRPAutoReg
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

PNRP Machine Name Publication Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the PNRP Machine Name Publication Service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If PNRP Machine Name Publication Service fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the PNRPAutoReg service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

PNRP Machine Name Publication Service cannot be started under any conditions, if the Peer Name Resolution Protocol service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for PNRP Machine Name Publication Service

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_PNRPAutoReg_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The PNRPAutoReg service is using the pnrpauto.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.