I am still trying to fix a group policy related problem with 2 of our servers. Please see my other post for more background info. My current question involves restoring th above service/driver.
I currently cannot start the above service. It fails with "Error 1705:The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion." This happens on both servers. Most of the KB articles I found have exact symptoms as ours; however they all say that the above service must be running on all servers. So I dug around and found out that in device manager under non PnP device drivers there is NOT an option for "NetBios over Tcpip" as there is for all my other servers.
I tried deleting the file, which is "nbt.sys" , from the problem server and copying it from another working server and placing it in the correct directory to no avail. After restarting nothing had changed. So how do I get the service to start and/or get an entry under the drivers section? The missing driver is consistent on both servers that can't start the service. One is a domain controller and the other is user server.
Isn't this service part of the TCP/IP stack? If so, shouldn't a reinstall of TCP/IP get it back to normal? I also checked before and the file "nbt.sys" was present on the problem servers and in the correct path. Could this file have just gotten corrupted?
I have tried all 3 settings in the LAN propeties regarding NetBIOS, i.e "enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP."