Black Viper
Black Viper
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 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.

Aug 272007

I found out recently that one of my new co-workers knows who “Black Viper” is while we were casually talking about computers. This set a fire under my butt to try and update the site more and get more information current. In the coming days, I will update the XP and Vista information as well as put more pages online dealing with both. Stay tuned!

May 232007

Never be without BV again! I am now offering the complete web site on a CD [link removed]! You will get a snapshot of the entire for you to browse offline with no ads to pester you! California residents will be asked to pay 7.25% sales tax on your purchase. All sales are final. Refunds are not authorized. CD’s are mailed by using the US Postal Service. Unconfirmed addresses may be denied. Please wait 1 to 2 weeks for delivery of your CD. If your CD arrives damaged, you [Continue Reading]