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.
|Windows XP edition||without SP||SP1||SP2||SP3|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs|
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.
If the Workstation is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:
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.