Important Information Before posting your question in the comments below, see if your question has been addressed in the FAQ! All of the following services are “Strange” with Windows 7. If you discover one of these Services or processes running, they were installed by another program. At the bottom of the page, I have listed some processes that are not really “Services,” but applications running in the background when looking at Task Manager. I will try to identify “why” these particular applications are now running on your system… Table Header Information Display Name [Continue Reading]
I have placed online a new section for Services: Windows XP Pro x64 (64-bit) SP2 Custom Services Control Batch File Tool. This tool allows the creation of a batch file (.bat extension) and uses the built in command line tool sc.exe to modify service settings without modifying the settings directly via the registry. Since this is the first release of the Default Services Control Batch Files and Custom Tool, it should be considered "beta" or even "alpha", but I have tested them without failure. Contact BV if you have any [Continue Reading]
A vulnerability in the Server Service has been discovered for Windows 2000 -> Windows 7 (basically, all versions in the last 9 years). Please see this security bulletin and update your PC accordingly: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-067.mspx
A reader reported to me that an incorrect file was uploaded (.txt extension instead of .reg) in the .zip "Safe" registry patch for XP Pro x86 (32-bit). The error has been corrected and a new file uploaded.
The new feature for the services tables “column sorting” is finished and online. All service configuration tables (including the archived ones) are now sort able using the column header. Your sorting preferences are also kept between browser sessions using cookies (if enabled). Enjoy!
The Windows Vista Service Configurations PDF file is now located on the downloads page. This document is 197 pages long. Enjoy!
The Windows XP x86 (32-bit) Service Configurations PDF file is now located on the downloads page. This document is 137 pages long. Enjoy!
More PDF files are coming soon as well as a new feature for the services tables: Column sorting. Hopefully, these two projects will be finished by Tuesday. Stay Tuned!
I can never leave things alone. The document I posted about below is cut down to 113 pages by removing a couple of lines per service that was not needed. The lines were good for the web, but not so good for printable versions. 🙂 I also modified the tables to landscape printing.
Added a new section: Downloads This section currently only has Windows XP Pro x64 Service Configurations PDF file, but I plan on including the other OS’s information as time allows. It took me a bit longer then I expected to get it to the way I wanted it and it still is not pretty. It also took me awhile to figure out how to do it. Several different methods did not pan out, but I have the process down, now, and more will be coming soon. Due to popular request, [Continue Reading]