Creates and maintains client network connections to remote servers using the SMB protocol. If this service is stopped, these connections will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
|Windows 7 edition||without SP||SP1|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService|
The Workstation service runs as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Workstation fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the LanmanWorkstation service has failed to start.
Workstation will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:
If the Workstation is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:
1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreWorkstationWindows7.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.
4. Restart the computer to save changes.
Note. Make sure that the
wkssvc.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.