Windows OS: Must not have the Peer Name Resolution Protocol installed


Unnecessary services increase the attack surface of a system. Some of these services may not support required levels of authentication or encryption or may provide unauthorized access to the system.


To fix this uninstall the "Peer Name Resolution Protocol" feature.

  • Start "Server Manager".
  • Select the server with the feature.
  • Scroll down to "ROLES AND FEATURES" in the right pane.
  • Select "Remove Roles and Features" from the drop-down "TASKS" list.
  • Select the appropriate server on the "Server Selection" page and click "Next".
  • Deselect "Peer Name Resolution Protocol" on the "Features" page.
  • Click "Next" and "Remove" as prompted.

Server 2019:
Server 2016: