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LanmanWorkstation

#1
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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ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member
#2
Set it to manual and if it needs it it will start
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

Slammer

Destroyer of Tyranny
Vista Guru
#3
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 1545
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 @ 2.00 GHz
    Motherboard
    DELL - 27d90219 Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A05
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (DPMS), 15.3" (34cm x 19cm)
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Internal 320 GB
    Portable 320 GB used for separate storage of media, plugged into USB port as needed.
    Cooling
    Single built in fan
    Mouse
    Touchpad, + Logitech wireless mouse (USB)
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Internet Speed
    ~150 kilobytes/sec DL
    Other Info
    Usually have low HD free space left (<10 GB), often left on overnight. I really push its capabilities.