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.
I have modified Vista service descriptions of the following: ReadyBoost Superfetch
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]
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
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.
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!
The "Power User" and "Bare-bones" Windows XP Service Configurations are back. Enjoy!
I have updated the Vista service configuration to include "Bare-bones" configuration. This configuration disables many built in features of Windows Vista as well as several security features. This configuration is not for a system that is directly connected to the internet as Windows Defender and Windows Firewall are disabled. This is not for a system that provides networked resources, such as printers, to other LAN connected computers. Use this configuration at your own risk. It is only provided here as a reference for me. If you wish to tweak your [Continue Reading]
I have updated the Vista service configuration to include "BV’s Configuration" recommendations. This is the configuration that I currently am using at home and have not found any issues with it. This does not guarantee it will work for you. 56 service settings have been changed from the default annotated by an (*) asterisk. This configuration is a system that is still able to perform many LAN networking functions, such as file and print sharing and uses wireless networking (laptop) plus leaves several security related "features" like the Windows Defender, [Continue Reading]
I have updated the following Vista service descriptions and modified the "Safe" recommendations accordingly: Application Experience Base Filtering Engine Certificate Propagation CNG Key Isolation Extensible Authentication Protocol IKE and AuthIPsec Keying Modules Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) IPsec Policy Agent Routing and Remote Access Smart Card Smart Card Removal Policy Windows Firewall Wired AutoConfig WLAN AutoConfig