Supports file, print, and named-pipe sharing over the network for your computer. If this service is stopped, these functions will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs|
The Server service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Server fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the LanmanServer service has failed to start.
Server won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:
If Server is stopped, the Computer Browser service fails to start and initialize.
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreServerWindows8.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.
Note. Make sure that the
srvsvc.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.