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Windows 2000 Services Guide
To access the service configuration: A service has 3 basic startup states :
  • Disabled : The service will not be loaded (Some programs stops working, won't take memory, and quick boot time)
  • Manual : The service will be loaded on demand (Slow program start, will take memory when needed, and quick boot time)
  • Automatic : The service is loaded at boot time (Fast program start, will take memory, and slow boot time)
Explanation of recommendations:
  • Recommended: For users who prefers things safe and easy
  • Trimmed: For users who prefers only to have the most necessary started at the expense of manual maintenance and backup
Comments for recommendations (* = Recommendation divert from "default" state):
  • Lock: Increases security by disabling vulnerable features.
  • Trim: Lessens CPU/RAM usage on the expense of loosing special features.
  • Care: Enables Windows Self Maintenance, so it can take better care of it self.
  • DUN (Dial Up Networking): Enables Internet access through a dialup connection like Phone-, ISDN-, Cable- modem (internal or external).
  • Net (Network): Enables Internet access and filesharing via the network adapter to a hub, switch, router or another machine. The network is a simple one at home, without Domain Controller, Virtual Private Network or Internet Connection Sharing.

Select recommendation:


Service Default Recommended Trimmed
Alerter Automatic Disabled *(Lock) Disabled *(Lock)
Application Management Manual Manual Manual
Automatic Updates Automatic Automatic (Care) Disabled *(Trim)
Background Intelligent Transfer Manual Manual (Care) Disabled *(Trim)
Clipbook Manual Disabled *(Lock) Disabled *(Lock)
Computer Browser Automatic Automatic (Net) Disabled *(Trim)
COM+ Event System Manual Manual Manual
DHCP Client Automatic Automatic (Net) Disabled *(Trim)
Distributed File System Automatic Disabled *(Trim) Disabled *(Trim)
Distributed Link Tracking Client Automatic Disabled *(Trim) Disabled *(Trim)
Distributed Link Tracking Server Manual Disabled *(Trim) Disabled *(Trim)
Distributed Transaction Coordinator Manual Manual Manual
DNS Client Automatic Automatic (Net) Disabled *(Trim)
Event Log Automatic Automatic Automatic
Fax Service Manual Manual Manual
File Replication Manual Manual Manual
Indexing Service Manual Disabled *(Trim) Disabled *(Trim)
Internet Connection Sharing Manual Disabled *(Trim) Disabled *(Trim)
Intersite Messaging Disabled Disabled Disabled
IPSEC Policy Agent Automatic Manual *(Trim) Manual *(Trim)
Keberos Key Distribution Center Disabled Disabled Disabled
License Logging Service Automatic Disabled *(Trim) Disabled *(Trim)
Logical Disk Manager Automatic Automatic Automatic
Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service Manual Manual Manual
Messenger Automatic Disabled *(Lock) Disabled *(Lock)
NET Logon Manual Manual Manual
Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing Manual Disabled *(Lock) Disabled *(Lock)
Network Connections Manual Manual Manual
Network DDE Manual Disabled *(Lock) Disabled *(Lock)
Network DDE DSDM Manual Disabled *(Lock) Disabled *(Lock)
NT LM Security Support Provider Manual Manual Manual
Performance Logs and Alerts Manual Manual Manual
Plug and Play Automatic Automatic Automatic
Print Spooler Automatic Automatic Disabled *(Trim)
Protected Storage Automatic Automatic Automatic
QoS RSVP Manual Manual Manual
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager Manual Manual (DUN) Disabled *
Remote Access Connection Manager Manual Manual (DUN) Disabled *
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator Manual Manual Manual
Remote Registry Service Automatic Disabled *(Lock) Disabled *(Lock)
Removable Storage Automatic Manual *(Trim) Manual *(Trim)
Routing and Remote Access Disabled Disabled Disabled
RunAs Service Automatic Manual *(Trim) Manual *(Trim)
Security Accounts Manager Automatic Automatic Automatic
Server Automatic Automatic (Net) Disabled *(Trim)
Smart Card Manual Manual Manual
Smart Card Helper Manual Manual Manual
System Event Notification Automatic Automatic Automatic
Task Scheduler Automatic Disabled *(Trim) Disabled *(Trim)
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service Automatic Disabled *(Trim) Disabled *(Trim)
Telephony Manual Manual (DUN) Disabled *(Trim)
Telnet Manual Disabled *(Lock) Disabled *(Lock)
Terminal Services Manual Disabled *(Lock) Disabled *(Lock)
Terminal Services Licensing Automatic Disabled *(Trim) Disabled *(Trim)
Uninterruptible Power Supply Manual Manual Manual
Utility Manager Manual Manual Manual
Windows Installer Manual Manual Manual
Windows Management Instrumentation Automatic Automatic Automatic
Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extentions Manual Manual Manual
Windows Time Manual Disabled *(Trim) Disabled *(Trim)
Wireless Configuration Manual Manual (Net) Disabled *(Trim)
WMDM PMSP Service Automatic Disabled *(Trim) Disabled *(Trim)
Workstation Automatic Automatic (Net) Disabled *(Trim)
Human Interface Device Access / HID Input Service Pending Pending Pending
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