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lanmanserver missing and can't be recreated

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July 8, 2005 4:24:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

I am having some problems with one of the computers I manage. When I
investigated, I noticed there simply is no Server service. In the registry,
there is no lanmanserver entry under the current control set.

The computer is SP2 updated from SP1. All our media is SP1. I tried
"upgrading" but that did not work because SP2 is newer than SP1. So, I
booted from the disk and repaired which just put in SP1. Now it's
downloading all the updates again, but lanmanserver was not recreated.

I was able to connect to my other computer's registry remotely and manually
copied over the keys to create the lanmanserver service, but that does not
work. I looked under the SvcHost key and it is valid (lanmanserver appears
in the netsvcs value), but I get an error about a missing file. I checked
under the keys and all the files are there, so I am basically stumped as to
how to recreate this missing service, short of performing a clean install.
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 6:25:55 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

This will restore the Server service (lanmanserver).

Start | Run | Type: ncpa.cpl | OK |
Right click Your Connection | Properties |General tab |
Install button | Highlight: Service | Add button |
Highlight: File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks | OK |
Close

Server
[[Used for file and print sharing from your computer or Message Queuing. For
security purposes, you may disable this service if you do not require local
printers and files shared across your network. Connectivity, however, still
exists even on incoming shared network drives. Workstation needs to be
running to connect to another computer that has the files you are looking
for. Note: If you disable File and Print sharing, the Server Service may
disappear from the Services listing. Just enable File and Print sharing
again and the Server Service will return.]]
http://web.archive.org/web/20041011114425/www.blackvipe...

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Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:E35C2DCF-521A-414A-9DFA-60EF24BC8645@microsoft.com,
Chris <Chris@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I am having some problems with one of the computers I manage. When I
> investigated, I noticed there simply is no Server service. In the
> registry, there is no lanmanserver entry under the current control set.
>
> The computer is SP2 updated from SP1. All our media is SP1. I tried
> "upgrading" but that did not work because SP2 is newer than SP1. So, I
> booted from the disk and repaired which just put in SP1. Now it's
> downloading all the updates again, but lanmanserver was not recreated.
>
> I was able to connect to my other computer's registry remotely and
> manually copied over the keys to create the lanmanserver service, but
> that does not work. I looked under the SvcHost key and it is valid
> (lanmanserver appears in the netsvcs value), but I get an error about a
> missing file. I checked under the keys and all the files are there, so I
> am basically stumped as to how to recreate this missing service, short of
> performing a clean install.
August 18, 2009 1:13:32 PM

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