I recently did a fresh install of Win XP Prof, put in SP2.
I removed file and print sharing and the client for microsoft
networks as a security measure per Steve Gibson (grc.com)
But, When I go into control panel, Administrative tools,
computer management, local users and groups, users, select a user
right click, select properties, select the tab
member of, I get:
"The workstation service has not been started."
when I go into services, there is no workstation service.
I have been told that I should install file and print sharing, and
microsoft client for networks to fix this.
that the Client for Microsoft Networks component is actually the
"Removing Client for Microsoft Networks Removes Other Services"
And that the File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is the
Server service (lanmanserver).
and that the Server service won't be listed in Services if File and
Printer Sharing is disabled.
But isn't this a security problem as Steve Gibson suggests?
Or is his advice no longer applicable to Win XP.
I will be running ZoneAlarm, if that makes any difference.
Thank You for any help you can give me,