1.    23 Feb 2011 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2010
    Portland, OR
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    The explanation given in the Services properties for this is that it "Creates and maintains client network connections to remote servers using the SMB protocol."

    I only use my laptop at home and access the Internet through my home router. No other connections are used or accessed.

    Do I need this or can I stop it from running and, possibly, delete it?
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  2.    24 Feb 2011 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2010
    New Zealand
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    Vista Home Premium 32bit.SP2
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    Re: LanmanWorkstation

    Set it to manual and if it needs it it will start
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  3.    02 Aug 2011 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2011
    New Mexico, USA!
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    Vista Home Premium x64, with others on VMware for fun!
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    Re: LanmanWorkstation

    If it isn't hogging CPU or Memory or doing anything else unwanted I'd recommend you just leave it alone. It might be safe to just end the process, or it might cause various other programs on your computer that may be dependent on it to fail, forcing you to restart. Or it could even cause system-wide destruction of your computer causing it to explode in your face. Or something similar According to this page What is LANMAN WORKSTATION in my services in task manager? - Yahoo! Answers you really don't want to mess with it, it seems to me like it's a required service for networking (anything that involves an internet connection). So if it's causing problems let us know and we'll see what can be done about it, but I'd recommend you leave it alone otherwise.
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