Black Viper
Stalk BV
Oct 152007

Introduction Many people have asked for a “one-click” type of solution to Windows Vista Services. This page is my answer. Even though it takes more than just “one-click,” it will make things faster for you and assist in configuring your system for optimal performance. Warning: Before you do anything, read EVERYTHING! Notes for a Happier Computer and User Do not use “msconfig” to disable services, type “services.msc” in the Run box instead! (why?) Before disabling any service, check out the Windows Vista Services Information. All of these services are “Standard” [Continue Reading]

Oct 102007

The last thing that I wanted to do was toot a Microsoft horn, but I wanted to test out Windows Media Center with an Extender (XBOX 360) and stream TV. This test really is only for me to determine the minimum amount of service that need to be enabled/automatic for this function to work. This sounds like an easy task, but it took me several hours to finish it. (and several more months previously to jump into the task). First off, my Xbox 360 does not have a wireless card [Continue Reading]

Oct 092007

I am working on a way to determine what services are required to ensure that all updates from Microsoft Automatic Update are being applied properly. Currently, some updates will fail if a particular service is not set to its default value or disabled. At this time, it is best for you to ensure that all services are set to the default values before updating your system. More then likely, I will make registry patches for the default settings of Vista to easily perform this task.

Oct 082007

I have modified Vista service descriptions of the following: I turned my PS3 and TV into a really expensive CD player via sharing my music library over the network to the PS3 device and this is what I found: The following services are required to perform this action and as I type this, my PS3 is spewing my networked library out of my TV and subwoofer by being connected to my desktop.: Function Discovery Provider Host Function Discovery Resource Publication PnP-X Ip Bus Enumerator SSDP Discovery Terminal Services UPnP Device [Continue Reading]

Oct 082007

The domain was offline a few minutes today while I fixed some forum issues: Registration for new members has been broken. Emails were not being sent out and the problem “should” be fixed. Previous registrants “should” receive a new email to activate your account. Thank you for your patience while I continue to work through the bugs.

Oct 052007

I have modified Vista service descriptions of the following: Application Information CNG Key Isolation Extensible Authentication Protocol Parental Controls – no change to state (still disabled). ReadyBoost – changed the recommendations to disabled. User Profile Service Wired AutoConfig WLAN AutoConfig

Oct 022007

I have added the following Vista service descriptions: Indexing Service Message Queuing Message Queuing Triggers Removable Storage RIP Listener Simple TCP/IP Services Telnet Windows Process Activation Service World Wide Web Publishing Service I have also updated the DCOM Server Process Launcher dependencies listing.

Sep 182007

I have now placed back online a big chunk of my old gaming information and also included a new page: World of Warcraft Character Listing. As with any major update, I could have overlooked something small or huge. Contact BV and report any errors that you find. It is appreciated.