Error message when you try to use the PNRP Machine Name Publication service on a Windows Server 2008-based computer: Element not found

Error message when you try to use the PNRP Machine Name Publication service on a Windows Server 2008-based computer: Element not found

Article ID : 954426
Last Review : July 30, 2008
Revision : 1.0

SYMPTOMS

When you try to use the PNRP Machine Name Publication service on a Windows Server 2008-based computer, you receive an error message that resembles the following:

Element not found.

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CAUSE

This problem occurs when you use the set machine name=0.name publish=start autopublish=enable command at the Netsh p2p pnrp> prompt.

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RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, run the netsh command as usual. Then, configure the PNRP Machine Name Publication Service manually so that the service starts automatically. To configure the PNRP Machine Name Publication Service to start automatically, run the following commands at an elevated command prompt:

sc config pnrpautoreg start= auto
net start pnrpautoreg

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MORE INFORMATION

Windows Internet Computer Names (WICN) is a technology that is built on Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP). WICN is a serverless name resolution technology. WICN can be used in areas such as remote access, remote assistance, and online gaming.

For more information about how to set up WICN, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727045.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727045.aspx)

For more information about the Peer Name Resolution Protocol, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb726971(TechNet.10).aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb726971(TechNet.10).aspx)

For more information about netsh commands for peer-to-peer networking, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/ed38e894-2ac5-4e3a-9c7c-d16b925d39e61033.mspx?mfr=true (http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/ed38e894-2ac5-4e3a-9c7c-d16b925d39e61033.mspx?mfr=true)

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Server 2008 Standard
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
• Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems

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