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Workstation Service

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#1 matt1q23


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Posted 12 May 2010 - 08:35 PM

Im trying to change my workgroup but I am unable too because windows is telling me that I need to turn on workstation service. I have no idea how to do this and any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 09:39 PM

:huh: to Bleeping Computer, matt1g23. :huh:

Try this:

At the Start Menu, type services.msc and hit Enter.

Look for Workstation (near the bottom if it's sorted alphabetically). Double-click it and make sure the Startup type is set to Automatic. Then, start the service by pressing the Start button. Apply > OK

Does that fix it? :thumbup2:
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:13 AM

It should be started already, you shouldnt have to start it.

It is a critical service.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 07:57 PM

Just curious. Are you running two NICs on the same computer I was looking at this thread last night and found http://support.microsoft.com/kb/197157 but It for windows xp and it may not applied here.

Is it shooting out a error causing why this service is failing.

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