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Operating System

Windows Server 2012

Product/Feature

File and Storage Services

Severity

Informational

Category

Configuration

Issue

Srv.sys is not set to start on demand.

Impact

Client computers will not be able to access file shares and other Server Message Block (SMB)-based network services on this computer.

Resolution

NOTE: This BPA message is erroneously produced when the SMB 1.0 feature has been removed from Windows Server 2012.  SMB 1.0 is required for older clients, such as Windows XP.

Set Srv.sys to start on demand.

This can be achieved by running the following command from an elevated command prompt:

sc config srv start=demand




Or through the Powershell way:




Get-CimInstance -ClassName CIM_Service -Filter "Name='srv'" |Invoke-CimMethod -MethodName ChangeStartMode -Arguments @{StartMode='Manual'}




See also