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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.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> policies -> Microsoft -> Peernet # Disabled

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Network -> Microsoft Peer-to-Peer Networking Services

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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