"Workstation - wkssvc.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Workstation" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Workstation" service related to wkssvc.dll?

✍: FYIcenter.com

A

"Workstation" is a Windows 7 service that "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." "Workstation" service is provided by wkssvc.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Workstation" service:

Service name: LanmanWorkstation
Display name: Workstation
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
Start type: Automatic
Service status: Started
Dependencies:
   Browser Support Driver
   Network Store Interface Service
   SMB 1.x MiniRedirector
   SMB 2.0 MiniRedirector

"Workstation" service is provided by a DLL file called: wkssvc.dll:

Name: wkssvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\wkssvc.dll
Description: Workstation Service DLL
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 82.5 KB (84,480 bytes)
Modified: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 7:21:36 AM

Disabling "Workstation" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

"Cryptographic Services - cryptsvc.dll" Service on Windows 7

'svchost.exe -k NetworkService' Services on Windows 7

'svchost.exe -k NetworkService' Services on Windows 7

⇑⇑ Windows 7 Services Tutorials

2012-02-29, 6530👍, 0💬