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Windows NT4 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)
Clipbook Manual Disabled *(Lock) Disabled *(Lock)
Computer Browser Automatic Automatic (Net) Disabled *(Trim)
Directory Replicator Manual Manual Manual
Event Log Automatic Automatic Automatic
Fax Service Manual Manual Manual
License Logging Service Automatic Disabled *(Trim) Disabled *(Trim)
Messenger Automatic Disabled *(Lock) Disabled *(Lock)
NET Logon 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
Plug and Play Automatic Automatic Automatic
Protected Storage Automatic Automatic Automatic
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator Manual Manual Manual
Server Automatic Automatic (Net) Disabled *(Trim)
Spooler Automatic Automatic Disabled *(Trim)
System Event Notification Automatic Automatic Automatic
Schedule Automatic Disabled *(Trim) Disabled *(Trim)
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service Automatic Disabled *(Trim) Disabled *(Trim)
Telephony Manual Manual (DUN) Disabled *(Trim)
Uninterruptible Power Supply Manual Manual Manual
Windows Time Manual Disabled *(Trim) Disabled *(Trim)
Workstation Automatic Automatic (Net) Disabled *(Trim)
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