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TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service

 

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Enables support for NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution.

Additional Information

This feature provides legacy support for NetBIOS over TCP/IP. If your network does not use NetBIOS and/or WINS, disable this function.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Automatic

Service Names

Service Name (registry): LmHosts
Display Name: TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

Log On As

Account: NT AUTHORITY\LocalService

Dependencies

What service TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service needs to function properly:

  • AFD
    • NetBios over Tcpip
      • TCP/IP Protocol Driver
        • IPSEC driver

What other service require TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Enables support for NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution.

Additional Information

This feature provides legacy support for NetBIOS over TCP/IP. If your network does not use NetBIOS and/or WINS, disable this function.

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): LmHosts
Display Name: TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

Log On As

Account: NT AUTHORITY\LocalService

Dependencies

What service TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service needs to function properly:

  • AFD (H, M, P, T)
  • NetBios over Tcpip (H, M, P, T)
    • TCP/IP Protocol Driver (H, M, P, T)
      • IPSEC driver (H, M, P, T)

What other service require TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

Additional Reading

None at this time.