Seven: complete list services to disable

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  1. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

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    I need a complete list of which services of Seven can be disabled in a single pc single not in LAN. I have already disabled many by myself .
     
  2. berryracer

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    ok in that case, here is the small conservative list that I disable as soon as I install Windows:

    • Program Compatibility Assistant (who needs that crap)
    • Remote Registry (Really? wanna take over my computer hacker? no thank you)
    • Windows Search (Indexing Service, useless)
    • Superfetch (if you have an SSD, then this is useless and only causes unnecessary disk thrashing, SSDs will launch any program out there at blistering speed so having them preloaded into cache is useless)
    • Disable Windows Defender from Control Panel, then disable its service
    • Adobe Acrobat Update Service (in case you have it, set it to Automatic [Delayed Start]
    • Bounjour Service (if you have iTunes installed, this is a major resource hog used to send your computer usage statistics to Apple)
    • Home Group Listener & Home Group Provider (I hate that Home Group thing, I manage my network sharing manually by selecting what folders to share and with who)
    • Offline Files (required for syncing folders on a network, useless to most users)
    • Windows Tablet PC Input Service
    • Windows Firewall (only disable this if you have your own firewall/internet security suite and only if you do not share your printer on the network as this service is required for sharing printers even if you have the Windows Firewall off)
     
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    Need to be careful of dependencies when disabling some services and i followed black vipers configuration and could not get connected to the network anymore.
    :eek:
     
  5. Bodhitree

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    I also disable these on every systeml

    Application Experience
    Computer Browser (If your PC does not connect to any network)
    Diagnostic Policy Service
    Distributed Link Tracking Client
    IP Helper
    Offline Files
    Portable Device Enumerator Service
    Print Spooler (If you do not use Printer)
    Protected Storage
    Remote Registry (You can safely disable it for more Security)
    Secondary Logon
    Security Center
    Server (If your computer do not connect with any network)
    Tablet PC Input Service
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
    Windows Error Reporting Service
    Windows Media Center Service Launcher
    Windows Search
    Windows Time (If you do not want to synchronize system time with internet time automatically)
     
  6. DBone

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    I have used most of his safe settings, with no issues. That being said, I had the same issue when I changed WLAN AutoConfig to manual from auto. Leave it set to auto.
     
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  8. The Red Moon

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    hi.
    Yes i believe that is where my problem stemmed from and had to re-image as it was quicker to do that rather than try and pin point the exact issue.
    It needs a reset to default button or something.
     
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    If you're bent on doing this, I'd just study the black viper site and disable them one by one. If something breaks or stops working, then enable it again, and move on. I don't think there is any magic list. It's mostly trial and error on your individual system until you get where you wanna go....
     
  11. Bodhitree

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    Exactly. For example today I disabled Secondary Login on my sons machine, and Diablo3 failed to work. Research indicated D3 requires Secondary Login, and once enabled - it worked. So it's a trial and error thing.

    In the old days I used various tools which worked GREAT under XP or Vista.. I haven't found a good tool for Win7, for example;

    SafeXP is awesome for XP;
    http://www.theorica.net/safexp.htm

    XPAntiSpy says it works on Win7 but I found it only semi-functional under 7.. On XP it was great;
    http://xp-antispy.org/en/

    Vispa was insanely good on Vista, it works only slightly under Win7, sadly.. Not worth it now.
    http://vispa.whyeye.org/

    Still looking for a good handy, service disabling tool for Win7.
     
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    Paper & pen, with trial & error work best for me. ;)
     
  13. Wild Hunter

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    Personally, I use the "Safe" recommendations from Black Viper:

    http://www.blackviper.com/2010/12/16/windows-7-service-pack-1-services-registry-files-2/

    Pick the appropriate zip file of the "Safe" category, run the reg file inside it, and the services that are "Safe" to disable (or change to manual) will be successfully changed.

    If you want to know exactly what the "Safe" recommendations actually are (and in what it differs from "Default"), read this: http://www.blackviper.com/service-c...dows-7-service-pack-1-service-configurations/

    I use it on Win7 with no problems at all.
     
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    It does seem to work on Win7 (XPAntispy) but it really doesn't. Run it, then manually check what it changed, and they aren't changed. I've duplicated this over a dozen PCs and finally gave up on it and moved on. I checked around, and found the developer basically dropped the project, and there won't be any fixes or updates. Well over a year since anything was updated as well. Stick a fork in it.
     
  15. Wild Hunter

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    It works, you just need to elevate it (run it with admin privileges).

    Or, disable UAC.
     
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    1. Backup!

    Before you do anything, export your current services settings in the registry

    Open regedit.exe and export the following from the registry and save it:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services

    2. Download any one of these service tweaking tools (to easily export and import profiles)

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/smart-a-utility-for-tweaking-windows-7-vista-xp-services
    http://royalfool.de/ServicesSuite.html

    3. Check out these guides

    BlackViper Service Configurations
    The Elder Geek Services Guide
    TweakHound Services Guide

    4. List of services that affects Windows Update

    COM+ Event System
    - Default: Automatic and Started (status)
    - you may set it to Automatic(Delayed Start)

    Background Intelligent Transfer Service
    - Default: Automatic (Delayed Start) and Started (status)
    - you may set it to Manual

    Windows Update
    - Default: Automatic (Delayed Start) and Started (status)
    - you may set it to Manual

    Windows Modules Installer: Manual

    Note:
    Please save order with running services.
    BITS service depends on COM+ Event System - if this service is not working BITS service will not work too.

    5. List of services that should not be tampered with if you need these functions to work correctly (based on dependencies)

    Windows Update:
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    - DCOM Server Process Launcher
    - RPC Endpoint Mapper
    - Remote Procedure Call
    - COM+ Event System
    - Background Intelligent Transfer Service
    - Windows Modules Installer

    Windows Firewall:
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    - DCOM Server Process Launcher
    - RPC Endpoint Mapper
    - Remote Procedure Call
    - Base Filtering Engine
    - Windows Firewall

    If you use IPsec, you also need these:

    - IPSec Policy Agent
    - IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules

    Applocker:
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    - DCOM Server Process Launcher
    - RPC Endpoint Mapper
    - Remote Procedure Call
    - Cryptographic Services
    - Application Identity

    Group Policy:
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    - DCOM Server Process Launcher
    - RPC Endpoint Mapper
    - Remote Procedure Call
    - Group Policy Client
    - Application Management

    Wired networking:
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    - DCOM Server Process Launcher
    - RPC Endpoint Mapper
    - Remote Procedure Call
    - CNG Key Isolation
    - Extensible Authentication Protocol
    - Wired Autoconfig

    WLAN:
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    - DCOM Server Process Launcher
    - RPC Endpoint Mapper
    - Remote Procedure Call
    - CNG Key Isolation
    - Extensible Authentication Protocol
    - WLAN Autoconfig

    WWAN:
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    - DCOM Server Process Launcher
    - RPC Endpoint Mapper
    - Remote Procedure Call
    - Network Location Awareness
    - Plug and Play
    - Network Store Interface Service
    - WWAN Autoconfig

    Bluetooth:
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    - DCOM Server Process Launcher
    - RPC Endpoint Mapper
    - Remote Procedure Call
    - Bluetooth Support Service

    Network Discovery:
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    - DCOM Server Process Launcher
    - RPC Endpoint Mapper
    - Remote Procedure Call
    - Function Discovery Provider Host
    - Function Discovery Resource Publication

    Task Scheduler:
    ---------------
    - DCOM Server Process Launcher
    - RPC Endpoint Mapper
    - Remote Procedure Call
    - Windows Event Log
    - Task Scheduler

    Windows Event:
    ---------------
    - Windows Event Log
    - Windows Event Collector

    Windows Driver:
    ---------------
    - Plug n Play
    - Windows Driver Foundation

    Diagnostics:
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    - Diagnotic Policy Service
    - Diagnostic Service Host
    - Diagnostic System Host

    For computers in a network (best left at defaults):
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    - DCOM Server Process Launcher
    - RPC Endpoint Mapper
    - Remote Procedure Call
    - Security Accounts Manager
    - Server
    - Network Store Interface Service
    - Workstation
    - Computer Browser
    - Distributed Link Tracking Client
    - Distributed Transaction Cooridnator
    - Health Key and Certificate Management
    - Network Access Protection Agent
     
  18. blacknight

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    I did so some years ago with XP, and I wrote also a little guide. Now I simply wish to find something like it ready, for Seven
     
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