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Workstation

 

General Information

None at this time.

Windows 8

Default Description

Creates and maintains client network connections to remote servers using the SMB protocol. 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.

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): LanmanWorkstation
Display Name: Workstation

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService

Log On As

Account: Network Service

Dependencies

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

Windows 7

Default Description

Creates and maintains client network connections to remote servers using the SMB protocol. 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.

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): LanmanWorkstation
Display Name: Workstation

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService

Log On As

Account: Network Service

Dependencies

What service Workstation needs to function properly:

  • Browser Support Driver (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
  • Network Store Interface Service(S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
    • NSI proxy service driver (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
  • SMB 1.x MiniRedirector (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
    • SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
      • Redirected Buffering Sub Sysytem (S, HB, HP, P, U, E) (not a typo)
        • Mup (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
  • SMB 2.0 MiniRedirector (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
    • SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
      • Redirected Buffering Sub Sysytem (S, HB, HP, P, U, E) (not a typo)
      • Mup (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

What other service require Workstation to function properly:

Windows Vista

Default Description

Creates and maintains client network connections to remote servers using the SMB protocol. 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.

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): LanmanWorkstation
Display Name: Workstation

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Workstation needs to function properly:

  • Bowser (sic) ~ could be a misspelled service name (HB, HP, B, U)
  • Network Store Interface Service(HB, HP, B, U)
    • NSI proxy service (HB, HP, B, U)
  • SMB 1.x MiniRedirector (HB, HP, B, U)
    • SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine (HB, HP, B, U)
      • Redirected Buffering Sub System (HB, HP, B, U)
  • SMB 2.0 MiniRedirector (HB, HP, B, U)
    • SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine (HB, HP, B, U)
      • Redirected Buffering Sub System (HB, HP, B, U)
        • Mup (HB, HP, B, U)

What other service require Workstation to function properly:

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

Used to connect local computer to remote computers. Examples may include local network connectivity and File and Print sharing. Many services depend on Workstation to be functioning. Leave it on Automatic for safe configurations.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Automatic

Service Names

Service Name (registry): lanmanworkstation
Display Name: Workstation

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Workstation needs to function properly:

  • None

What other service require Workstation to function properly:

Windows XP

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

Used to connect local computer to remote computers. Examples may include local network connectivity and File and Print sharing. Many services depend on Workstation to be functioning. Leave it on Automatic for safe configurations.

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): lanmanworkstation
Display Name: Workstation

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Workstation needs to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

What other service require Workstation to function properly:

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