Sunday, March 3, 2013

Windows XP Services

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The default Windows XP installation contains a number of unnecessary services that are started by default. Extra running services consume CPU cycles and memory. To free up system resources and tune your operating system for optimum performance, you can stop and disable the services. The list (below) details those that may be unnecessary: 
NOTE: I recommend disabling one at a time.  If you notice problems in your programs, then undo what you have done.

  • Alerter: Notifies selected users and computers of administrative alerts.
  • Application Layer Gateway Services: Provides support for 3rd party protocol plugins for Internet Connection Sharing and the Internet Connection Firewall.
  • Application Management: Provides software installation services such as Assign, Publish, and Remove.
  • Automatic Updates: Enables the download and installation of critical Windows updates.
  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service: Uses idle network bandwidth to transfer data.
  • ClipBook: Enables ClipBook Viewer to store information and share it with remote computers. If the service is stopped, ClipBook Viewer will not be able to share information with remote computers.
  • COM+ Event System: Supports SENS (System Event Notification Service), which provides automatic distribution of events to subscribing COM (Component Object Model) components.
  • COM+ System Application: Manages the configuration and tracking of COM+ (Component Object Model) based components.
  • Computer Browser: Maintain an updated list of computers on the network and supplies this list to computers designated as browsers.
  • Cryptographic Services: Provides three management services: Catalog Database Service, which confirms the signatures of Windows files; Protected Root Service, which adds & removes Trusted Root Certification Authority certificates from this computer; and Key Service, which helps enroll this computer for certificates.
  • DHCP Client: Manages network configuration by registering and updating IP addresses and DNS names.
  • Diskeeper: Controls the Diskeeper service.
  • Distributed Link Tracking Client: Maintains links between NTFS files within a computer or across computers in a network domain.
  • Distributed Transaction Coordinator: Coordinates transactions that span multiple resource managers, such as databases, message queues, and file systems.
  • DNS Client: Resolves and caches Domain Name System (DNS) names for this computer.
  • Error Reporting Service. Allows error reporting for services and applications running in non-standard environments.
  • Event Log: Enables event log messages issued by Windows-based programs and components to be viewed in Event Viewer.
  • Fast User Switching Compatibility: Provides management for applications that require assistance in a multiple user environment.
  • Help and Support: Enables Help and Support Center to run on this computer.
  • Human Interface Device Access: Enables generic input access to Human Interface Devices (HID), which activates and maintains the use of predefined hot buttons on keyboards, remote controls, and other multimedia devices.
  • IIS Admin: This service should only be enabled if you run the personal version of IIS on Windows XP 
  • IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service: Manages CD recording using Image Mastering Applications Programming Interface (IMAPI).
  • Indexing Service: Indexes contents & properties of files on local and remote computers; provides rapid access to files through flexible querying language.
  • Infrared Monitor: This service should only be disabled if you do not have an IR port on your computer, or if you do not use IR communications. 
  • Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) / Internet Connection Sharing (ICS): Provides network address translation, addressing, name resolution and/or intrusion prevention services for a home or small office network.
  • IPSEC Services: Manages IP security policy and starts the ISAKMP/Oakley (IKE) and the IP security driver.
  • Logical Disk Manager: Detects and monitors new hard disk drives and sends disk volume information to Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service for configuration.
  • Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service: Configures hard disk drives and volumes.
  • McAfee Firewall: This service is only for those that use McAfee Firewall software.
  • McShield: McAfee on Access Scanner.
  • Messenger: Transmits netsend and Alerter service messages between clients and servers. This service is not related to Windows Messenger.
  • MS Software Shadow Copy Provider: Manages software-based volume shadow copies taken by the Volume Shadow Copy service.
  • NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing: Enables an authorized user to access this computer remotely by using NetMeeting over a corporate intranet.
  • Network Connections: Manages objects in the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder, in which you can view both local area network and remote connections.
  • Network DDE: Provides network transport and security for Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) for programs running on the same computer or on different computers.
  • Network DDE DSDM: Manages Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) network shares.
  • Network Location Awareness (NLA): Collects and stores network configuration and location information, and notifies applications when this information changes.
  • NVIDIA Driver Helper Service: If you use a NVIDIA graphics card with Detonator drivers you will have this service.
  • Performance Logs and Alerts: Collects performance data from local or remote computers based on preconfigured schedule parameters, then writes the data to a log or triggers an alert.
  • Plug and Play: Enables a computer to recognize and adapt to hardware changes with little or no user input.
  • Portable Media Serial Number: Retrieves the serial number of any portable music player connected to your computer.
  • Print Spooler: Loads files to memory for later printing.
  • Protected Storage: Provides protected storage for sensitive data, such as private keys, to prevent access by unauthorized services, processes, or users.
  • QoS RSVP: Provides network signaling and local traffic control setup functionality for QoS-aware programs and control applets.
  • Remote Access Auto Connection Manager: Creates a connection to a remote network whenever a program references a remote DNS or NetBIOS name or address.
  • Remote Access Connection Manager: Creates a network connection.
  • Remote Desktop Help Session Manager: Manages and controls Remote Assistance.
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC): Provides the endpoint mapper and other miscellaneous RPC services.
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locater: Manages the RPC name service database.
  • Remote Registry: Enables remote users to modify registry settings on this computer 
  • Removable Storage: Manages removable media, drives, and libraries.
  • Routing and Remote Access: Offers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area network environments.
  • Secondary Logon: Enables starting processes under alternate credentials.
  • Security Accounts Manager: Stores security information for local user accounts.
  • Server: Supports file, print, and named pipe-sharing over the network for this computer.
  • Shell Hardware Detection: This provides support for docking a laptop or other related external hardware devices.
  • Smart Card: Manages access to smart cards read by this computer.
  • Smart Card Helper: Enables support for legacy non-plug and play smart-card readers used by this computer.
  • SSDP Discovery Service: Enables discovery of UPnP devices on your home network.
  • System Event Notification: Tracks system events such as Windows logon, network, and power events.
  • System Restore Service: Performs system restore functions.
  • Task Scheduler: Enables a user to configure and schedule automated tasks on this computer.
  • TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper: Enables support for NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution.
  • Telephony: Provides Telephony API (TAPI) support for programs that control telephony devices and IP based voice connections on the local computer and, through the LAN, on servers that are also running the service.
  • Telnet: Enables a remote user to log on to this computer and run programs, and supports various TCP/IP Telnet clients, including UNIX-based and Windows-based computers.
  • Terminal Services: Allows multiple users to be connected interactively to a machine as well as the display of desktops and applications to remote computers. The underpinning of Remote Desktop (including RD for Administrators), Fast User Switching, Remote Assistance, and Terminal Server.
  • Themes: Provides user experience theme management.
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply: Manages an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) connected to the computer.
  • Universal Plug and Play Device Host: Provides support to host Universal Plug and Play devices. 
  • Upload Manager: Manages synchronous and asynchronous file transfers between clients and servers on the network.
  • Volume Shadow Copy: Manages and implements Volume Shadow Copies used for backup and other purposes.
  • WebClient: Enables Windows-based programs to create, access, and modify Internet-based files.
  • Windows Audio: Manages audio devices for Windows-based programs. If this service is stopped, audio devices and effects will not function properly.
  • Windows Image Acquisition (WIA): Provides image acquisition services for scanners and cameras.
  • Windows Installer: Installs, repairs and removes software according to instructions contained in .MSI files.
  • Windows Management Instrumentation: Provides a common interface and object model to access management information about operating system, devices, applications and services.
  • Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions: Provides systems management information to and from drivers.
  • Windows Time: Maintains date and time synchronization on all clients and servers in the network.
  • Wireless Zero Configuration: Provides automatic configuration for the 802.11 adapters.
  • WMI Performance Adapter: Provides performance library information from WMI HiPerf providers.
  • Workstation: Creates and maintains client network connections to the remote servers.
  • World Wide Web Publishing: This service should only be disabled if you're not running the personal version of IIS on your computer.


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