I am failing to turn on File and printer sharing on my Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition. Drilling down into the issue at hand I found that the following services were failing to start:
- Computer Browser
On attempting to start the Server service manually the following message was returned on Windows System log file:
The Server service depends on the following service: Srv. This service might not be installed
Querying the service status as follows:
sc query srv
The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
I have tried the following to remedy this problem:
which returned no errors.
I have run and applied latest Windows updates. I have scanned the server for viruses and malware.
I have also run
netsh advfirewall reset
None of the above attempts resolved the problem.
Copying srv.sys file from a good running server also proved to be a challenge as the server stopped responding. I had to copy back the original srv.sys file.
And the problem persists. I have run out of ideas I just need someone to point me in the right direction. The server can not be formatted since it's in a production environment.
sincerely appreciate your insights.