Turn off Microsoft Peer-to-Peer Networking Services

This setting turns off Microsoft Peer-to-Peer Networking Services in its entirety, and will cause all dependent applications to stop working.

Peer-to-Peer protocols allow for applications in the areas of RTC, collaboration, content distribution and distributed processing.

If you enable this setting, peer-to-peer protocols will be turned off.

If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the peer-to-peer protocols will be turned on.

Supported on: At least Windows XP Professional with SP2
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\policies\Microsoft\Peernet
Value NameDisabled
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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