Server (LanmanServer) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Supports file, print, and named-pipe sharing over the network for your computer. If this service is stopped, these functions will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Default Settings

Startup type:Automatic
Display name:Server
Service name:LanmanServer
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege

Default Behavior

Server is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting automatically when the operating system starts. Then the Server service is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Server fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the LanmanServer service has failed to start due to the error.


Server cannot be started under any conditions, if the following services are disabled, deleted or working improperly:

While Server is stopped, the Computer Browser service cannot be launched.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Server

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Server depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config LanmanServer start= auto
sc start LanmanServer

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The LanmanServer service is using the srvsvc.dll file that is located in the C:\Windows\system32 directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.