BranchCache (PeerDistSvc) Service Defaults in Windows 7
This service caches network content from peers on the local subnet.
|Path:||%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k PeerDist|
BranchCache is a Win32 service. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. When the BranchCache service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other system components, such as drivers and services, may run in the same process. If BranchCache fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the PeerDistSvc service is not running because of the error.
BranchCache is unable to start, if the HTTP service is stopped or disabled.
Restore Default Startup Configuration for BranchCache
1. Select your Windows 7 edition and service pack, and then click Download.
2. Save the Win7_PeerDistSvc_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.
3. Run the saved file as an administrator.
4. Restart the computer.
The PeerDistSvc service is using the peerdistsvc.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 7 installation media.