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Windows Server 2003 missing Workstation service

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Hi,
I have server running Windows 2003 standard edition but have found that the workstation service is missing.

This is preventing me from configuring the dial in permissions for users, does anyone know how I can install this?

I believe this is reliant on the wkssvc.dll and I have verified that this is present in \windows\system32.

All help appreciated!l
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by:brent_caskey
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Hello tonygoodchild,

If you type NET START WORKSTATION, what result do you get from the command prompt?

Also, do you have the registry entries in the following location? HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation

If the lanmanworkstation key is not present, that would explain why you are not able to see the workstation service even though the dll is there. If the registry key is not there, you could export this from another 2003 server and import it into the problem server.

Also, make sure that the wkssvc.dll is registered by typing regsvr32 wkssvc.dll from the run menu.

Past that, you could run the windows system file checker "sfc /scannow" to make sure that the OS files are not corrupt.

Regards,
brent_caskey
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by:tonygoodchild
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Hi,
I have found the answer elsewhere, the Client For MS Networks was missing and this seemed to be one of the workstation service dependencies.
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