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TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

Provides support for the NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution for clients on the network, therefore enabling users to share files, print, and log on to the network. If this service is stopped, these functions might 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 (Trigger Start, Started)
Windows 8 x64 Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)

Service Names

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

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

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

Windows 7

Default Description

Provides support for the NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution for clients on the network, therefore enabling users to share files, print, and log on to the network. If this service is stopped, these functions might be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

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
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): lmhosts
Display Name: TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

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

  • Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
  • NetBT (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
    • NetIO Legacy TDI Support Driver (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
      • TCP/IP Protocol Driver (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
    • TCP/IP Protocol Driver (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

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

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Provides support for the NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution for clients on the network, therefore enabling users to share files, print, and log on to the network. If this service is stopped, these functions might be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

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
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): lmhosts
Display Name: TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

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

  • Ancilliary Function Driver for Winsock (HB, HP, B, U)
  • NETBT (HB, HP, B, U)
    • NetIO Legacy TDI Support Driver (HB, HP, B, U)
      • TCP/IP Protocol Driver (HB, HP, B, U)
    • TCP/IP Protocol Driver (HB, HP, B, U)

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

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

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