Tuesday, March 1, 2011

TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service In WIndows XP

 TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service

1. Service Name: lmhosts

2. Service Description:

Provides support for the NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution for clients on the network, therefore enabling users to share files, print, and log on to the network. If this service is stopped, these functions might be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

3. Default Settings:
  • Default setting in Windows XP Professional: Automatic
  • Default setting in Windows XP Home: Automatic
4. This Windows service logs on as: Local System

5. The default path for this Windows service is:

%systemroot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

6. This Windows service depends on the following system components:

AFD --> NetBios over Tcpip --> TCP/IP Protocol Driver --> IPSEC driver

7. The following services have a dependency on this service: None

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