Error 1068: Windows could not start the Peer Networking Grouping Service.

I am trying to share files between pc & mac and get the following error from Windows 7:  Error 1068 - Windows could not start the Peer Networking Grouping service.  Can anyone help?  I've tried to start peer services -- no luck.


Method 1: Try deleting the file “idstore.sst” under the location and check if the issue persists.


Method 2: Make sure that all dependent services have been started. To do this, follow these steps:  

a)    Press ‘Windows key + R’, in the box type ‘services.msc’ without quotes.

b)    Make sure all the following services are turned on. To turn on a service right click on the service, you will get start option in the list of options from there click on start.

“Peer Networking Grouping”

“Peer Networking Identity Manager”

“Peer Name resolution protocol”

c)    Then 'Restart' the computer.

d)     After Windows restarts, 'rerun' the 'Internet Connection Sharing Wizard'.

You may refer the following links and check if that helps.

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Last updated February 28, 2019 Views 1,215 Applies to: