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TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper (System Services for the Windows Server 2003 Family and Windows XP Operating Systems)

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Service Name: LMHosts

Executable Name: svchost.exe -k LocalService

Log On As: LocalService

Description: The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service provides support for the NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution for clients on your network, enabling users to share files, print, and log on to the network. The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service provides support for the NetBT service by performing DNS name resolution and pinging a set of IP addresses that return a list of accessible IP addresses.

If this service is stopped or disabled, NetBT, RDR, SRV, Net Logon, and Messenger service clients might not be able to share files or printers, or log on to computers.

Available on: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition and Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Installed through: Default operating system installation

Startup type: Automatic

Service status: Started

This service depends on the following system components:

AFD Networking Support Environment

NetBios over Tcpip

The following system components depend on this service:

None

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