"Workstation - wkssvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Workstation" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Workstation" service related to wkssvc.dll?

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A

"Workstation" is a Windows 8 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. . "Workstation" service is provided by wkssvc.dll program file.

Detailed information on "Workstation" service:

Service name: LanmanWorkstation
Display name: Workstation
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
Dependencies: {Bowser, MRxSmb10, MRxSmb20, NSI}

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

Name: wkssvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\wkssvc.dll
Description: Workstation Service DLL
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 191488 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:08:02 AM UTC

Disabling "Workstation" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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