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Server - Windows 8 Service

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.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Server
Service name:LanmanServer
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\system32\srvsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege

Default Behavior

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.

Dependencies

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.

Restore Default Startup Type for Server

Automated Restore

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.