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How to Start/Stop
Workstation service
Description Services Regedit Back CMD Msconfig
Service name: lanmanworkstation
Display name: Workstation

Description:
Creates and maintains client network connections to remote servers. If this service is stopped, these
connections will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to
start.

Path to executable:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Type services.msc and press Enter
Services.msc:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Workstation service from Services.msc.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and choose Run ...
Locate Workstation service observe his current status and open to make changes.
From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the Startup type of Workstation service.

To finish press ok button and close Services window
Type regedit and press Enter
Regedit:          
This method shows you how to change Startup type of Workstation service from Registry Editor.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and choose Run ...
Double click on Start and edit the value:

Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2
Manual - 3
Disabled - 4
Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.
When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.
Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window
, select Paste and press Enter

To Start Workstation service:

net start lanmanworkstation

Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.

To Stop Workstation service:

net stop lanmanworkstation

To change Startup type:

Automatic:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\lanmanworkstation" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\lanmanworkstation" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\lanmanworkstation" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start):
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\lanmanworkstation" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\lanmanworkstation" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\lanmanworkstation" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
CMD:          
This method shows you how to Start/Stop and change Startup type of Workstation service from
Command Prompt.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and choose Run ...
Msconfig:          
This method shows you how to prevent Workstation service from starting with the operating
system using System Configuration (msconfig.exe).
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and choose Run ...
Write msconfig and press Enter
In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Workstation service.
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish.  
Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart.  
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Microsoft official disclaimer

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by
using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft
cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanworkstation
and locate Start registry key.
Type cmd and press ok