Server (LanmanServer) Service Defaults in Windows XP

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

Default Settings

Startup type:Automatic
Display name:Server
Service name:LanmanServer
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\srvsvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer

Default Behavior

Server is a Win32 service. In Windows XP it is starting automatically along with the operating system. Then the Server service is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services and drivers are allowed to run in the same process. If the Server fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the LanmanServer service has failed to start.

Dependencies

The Computer Browser depends on the Server service.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Server

1. Select your Windows XP edition and service pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the WinXP_LanmanServer_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file.

4. Restart the computer.

The LanmanServer service is using the srvsvc.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows XP installation media.