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Logical Disk Manager - Windows XP Service

Detects and monitors new hard disk drives and sends disk volume information to Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service for configuration. If this service is stopped, dynamic disk status and configuration information may become out of date. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Manual Manual Manual Manual
Professional Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Logical Disk Manager
Service name:dmserver
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\dmserver.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The Logical Disk Manager service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Logical Disk Manager fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the dmserver service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Logical Disk Manager will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

If the Logical Disk Manager is stopped, the Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Logical Disk Manager

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreLogicalDiskManagerWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the dmserver.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.