Fixed: “The Distributed File System service depends on the following nonexistent service: LanmanServer”

You have encountered “The Distributed File System service depends on the following nonexistent service: LanmanServer”, event id: 7003 in application log and the distributed file system service is stopped.
a service failed to startEven if you try to restart the service manually, the same error occurred and the service isn’t started.
a service failed to start

This error occured only in windows 2000 server. To solve the problem, you need to add “file and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks” on the connection.

Solution

  1. Open Network and Dial-up Connections.
    Open Network and Dial-up Connections
  2. Open Network Properties. Click Install.
    Network Properties
  3. On select Network Component Type, select Service and click Add.
    Add new service
  4. On Select Network Service, select File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks. Click OK.
    select File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
  5. The service has been added.
    The service was added
  6. Try to restart the service.
    Restart DFS service
  7. The service was started successfully.
    The service was started successfully

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