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Workstation - Windows Vista Service

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.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, 8 and XP.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Basic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Premium Automatic Automatic Automatic
Business Automatic Automatic Automatic
Ultimate Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Workstation
Service name:LanmanWorkstation
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%WinDir%\System32\wkssvc.dll
Error control:normal
Group:NetworkProvider
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService

Default Behavior

Workstation logs on as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Workstation fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the LanmanWorkstation service has failed to start. If you disable this service, then 3 other services will be unable to start (see the "Dependencies" section below).

Dependencies

Workstation won't start, if the following system components are stopped or disabled:

If the Workstation is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:

Restore Default Startup Type for Workstation

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWorkstationWindowsVista.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 Vista installation media.