5.11 (L2) Ensure 'Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRPsvc)' is set to 'Disabled'

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Enables serverless peer name resolution over the Internet using the Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP).
The recommended state for this setting is: Disabled.

Peer Name Resolution Protocol is a distributed and (mostly) serverless way to handle name resolution of clients with each other. In a high security environment, it is more secure to rely on centralized name resolution methods maintained by authorized staff.


To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to: Disabled.
Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\System Services\Peer Name Resolution Protocol

Some peer-to-peer and collaborative applications, such as Remote Assistance, may not function.

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