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Logical Disk Manager (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: Dmserver

Executable Name: svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As: LocalSystem

Description: Detects and monitors new hard disk drives and sends disk volume information to Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service for configuration. This service watches Plug and Play events for new drives detected and passes volume and/or disk information to the Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service to be configured. The Logical Disk Manager uses an administrator service and a watchdog service. The service should not be disabled if dynamic disks are in the system.

If this service is disabled or stopped, dynamic disk status and configuration information will become out of date and hard disk drives will not be detected. Also, any attempt to use the MMC Disk Management snap-in to configure disks will display the unable to connect to Logical Disk Manager service error message.

See also Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service.

Available on: Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional; 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:

Plug and Play

Remote Procedure Call

The following system components depend on this service:

Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service

IP Port Numbers used: None

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