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Windows 7: Peer Network Identiy Manager not working

08 Mar 2012   #1
incopass

Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit OS
 
 
Peer Network Identiy Manager not working

To begin with I cannot leave my homegroup or create a new password. I read other threads and went into 'Services' to start 'Peer Network Grouping' and received the message 'Windows could not start the Peer Networking Grouping service on Local Computer. Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start. Also tried to start 'Peer Name Resolution Protocol' and get a message 'Windows could not start the Peer Name Resolution Protocol service on Local Computer. Error 0x80630801: 0x80630801.'

Tried solution 1

Delete - C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking\idstore.sst
My computer cannot locate this file

Tried solution 2
Start cmd, dialog box opened and I entered 'sfc/scannow
Received Message 'You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility.' I am an administrator. I went to Control Panel - User Accounts to make sure. There is my name with administrator and Password protected underneath
UPDATE:Was able to run sfc/scannow but it did not fix the issue.

Can anyone help???


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09 Mar 2012   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

The following thread shows a few different solutions for this problem.
Can't start Peer Name Resolution Protocol

This post from me may also help.
Homegroup Not Working

Deleting all files in the PeerNetworking folder is required.

Located at> C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking\

Usually works to fix this problem but if you can't see this file it may be because it's a hidden system file.

To unhide the AppData folder, go to "folder options" and click "View" tab then click where it says "show hidden system files" then hit the "Apply" button.

After deleting the file you may need to run the Home group trouble shooter.
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09 Mar 2012   #3
incopass

Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit OS
 
 

I spent hours into days trying to resolve this issue...THANK YOU!
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10 Mar 2012   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by incopass View Post
I spent hours into days trying to resolve this issue...THANK YOU!
I'm glad that procedure worked for you incopass.

incopass Excellent. I'm embarrassed to say how many hours into days I spent on this issue...THANK YOU!
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21 Mar 2014   #5
P8triot

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Worked like a charm after "unhiding" the system folders.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
The following thread shows a few different solutions for this problem.
Can't start Peer Name Resolution Protocol

This post from me may also help.
Homegroup Not Working

Deleting the file C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking\idstore.sst usually works to fix this problem but if you can't see this file it may be because it's a hidden system file. To unhide this file go to "folder options" and click "View" tab then click where it says "show hidden system files" then hit the "Apply" button.

After deleting the file you may need to run the Home group trouble shooter.

I couldn't find the AppData folder till you mentioned it was a hidden folder. That did the trick immediately. Thanks for the help.
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21 Mar 2014   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by P8triot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
The following thread shows a few different solutions for this problem.
Can't start Peer Name Resolution Protocol

This post from me may also help.
Homegroup Not Working

Deleting the file C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking\idstore.sst usually works to fix this problem but if you can't see this file it may be because it's a hidden system file. To unhide this file go to "folder options" and click "View" tab then click where it says "show hidden system files" then hit the "Apply" button.

After deleting the file you may need to run the Home group trouble shooter.

I couldn't find the AppData folder till you mentioned it was a hidden folder. That did the trick immediately. Thanks for the help.
Yes that setting is located in Folder Options via the Control Panel. Glad I could help.
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06 Apr 2014   #7
pmoreno77

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit Operating System
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
The following thread shows a few different solutions for this problem.
Can't start Peer Name Resolution Protocol

This post from me may also help.
Homegroup Not Working

Deleting all files in the PeerNetworking folder is required.

Located at> C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking\

Usually works to fix this problem but if you can't see this file it may be because it's a hidden system file.

To unhide the AppData folder, go to "folder options" and click "View" tab then click where it says "show hidden system files" then hit the "Apply" button.

After deleting the file you may need to run the Home group trouble shooter.
Thank you! amazingly I spent days messing up my laptop and restoring it and now through this amazing website I resolve my issues! Love it!
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06 Apr 2014   #8
pmoreno77

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit Operating System
 
 

I am more stress free these days with this website.

Thank you!
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31 Aug 2014   #9
songjockey

Michigan
 
 

None of these suggestions worked for me. I finally did a Windows System Restore back to the last saved point for the time that it was working properly. I had to disable anti-virus first. But it fixed it!

Not familiar with System Restore? Just Start/Search for "System Restore" and follow the directions.

It will not harm any of your docs, music, photos. It basically recovers your registry. Any software you've installed since the recover point will have to be reinstalled, though.
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14 Nov 2014   #10
edskirad

Debian Linux x64 host Win3.11-Win8 VBox Guests
 
 
Now try this

I too also fought this for hours, and tried all the fixes, until I used Sysinternals "Process Monitor" (great tool, go get it, it's free) which showed a policy registry setting for this service that was enforced even though the group policy was unconfigured.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Peernet Disabled=dword:00000001
Changed it to dword:00000000 . . .

Then the service started.

Be sure to check the Group Policies too . . .
http://www.computerstepbystep.com/turn-off-microsoft-peer-to-peer-networking-services.html

P.S.
I'm glad to report that my hair is filling back in nicely!
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