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Workstation - Windows XP Service

Creates and maintains client network connections to remote servers. 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 Vista.

Startup Type

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

Default Properties

Display name:Workstation
Service name:lanmanworkstation
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\wkssvc.dll
Error control:normal
Group:NetworkProvider
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The Workstation service runs as LocalSystem 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 XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the lanmanworkstation service has failed to start.

Dependencies

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 XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWorkstationWindowsXP.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 wkssvc.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.