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General Information

October 24, 2008: A vulnerability in the Server Service has been discovered for Windows 2000 -> Windows 7 (basically, all versions in the last 9 years). Please see this security bulletin and update your PC accordingly: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-067.mspx

February 26, 2009: The Server Service issue is still causing quite a stir on the internet. Ensure that you have fully updated your system as to not be infected by “Conficker” or its several variants.

In order to fix this issue, you need to patch your system using the latest update fix version: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-067.mspx

In order to remove the problem, you can use Microsoft’s own removal tool or anything else offered from the company links above: http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

Regardless of what you do or how you choose to go about it, fix/patch/prevent.

Windows 8

Default Description

Supports file, print, and named-pipe sharing over the network for this 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.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 x64 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): LanmanServer
Display Name: Server

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

Supports file, print, and named-pipe sharing over the network for this 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.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Home Basic Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Home Premium Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Professional Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Ultimate Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Enterprise Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): LanmanServer
Display Name: Server

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Server needs to function properly:

What other service require Server to function properly:

Windows Vista

Default Description

Supports file, print, and named-pipe sharing over the network for this 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.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Home Premium Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Business Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Ultimate Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Enterprise Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): LanmanServer
Display Name: Server

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Server needs to function properly:

What other service require Server to function properly:

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Supports file, print, and named-pipe sharing over the network for this 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.

Additional Information

Used for file and print sharing from your computer or Message Queuing. For security purposes, you may disable this service if you do not require local printers and files shared across your network. Connectivity, however, still exists even on incoming shared network drives. Workstation needs to be running to connect to another computer that has the files you are looking for.

Note: If you disable File and Print sharing, the <strong >Serverservice may disappear from the services listing. Just enable File and Print sharing again and the <strong >Serverservice will return.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Automatic

Service Names

Service Name (registry): lanmanserver
Display Name: Server

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Server needs to function properly:

  • None

What other service require Server to function properly:

Windows XP

Default Description

Supports file, print, and named-pipe sharing over the network for this 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.

Additional Information

Used for file and print sharing from your computer or Message Queuing. For security purposes, you may disable this service if you do not require local printers and files shared across your network. Connectivity, however, still exists even on incoming shared network drives. Workstation needs to be running to connect to another computer that has the files you are looking for.

Note: If you disable File and Print sharing, the <strong >Serverservice may disappear from the services listing. Just enable File and Print sharing again and the <strong >Serverservice will return.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
XP MCE 2005 Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
XP Pro Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
XP Tablet PC 2005 Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): lanmanserver
Display Name: Server

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Server needs to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

What other service require Server to function properly:

Additional Reading

None at this time.