Description:The workstation service is a user-mode wrapper for the Microsoft Networks redirector. Both local file system requests and remote file or print network requests are routed through the Workstation service. This service determines where the resource is located and then routes the request to the local file system or to the networking components.
Disabling this service will have following side-effects:
- Will stop all outgoing share communication, and block access to shared resources (Files/Printers)
- Will disable use of UNC paths.
- Any service dependent on this service will also fail leaving errors in the Event Log.
More Info MS KB Q197157
- Automatic, when in a simple home network.
- Disabled, if not needing access to network-shares, to disable uninstall the network component "Client for Microsoft Networks network".
- Alerter (WinNT4/Win2k/WinXP/Win2k3 only)
- Background Intelligent Transfer (Win2k SP3+ only)
- Computer Browser
- Distributed File System (Win2k/Win2k3 only)
- Messenger (WinNT4/Win2k/WinXP/Win2k3 only)
- NET Logon
- Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator (WinNT4/Win2k/WinXP/Win2k3 only)
- Remote Desktop Configuration (Win7+)
- Terminal Services Configuration (Vista only)
- Network Store Interface Service (Vista+)
Updated: 22 September 2009