Black Viper’s Windows 10 Service Configurations

 

Introduction

To continue my fine tradition of optimizing MS’s latest OS, I have here my findings to date. This information is based upon the Windows 10 desktop versions released July 29, 2015.

Before adjusting your service settings, make sure that your system has already installed all updates by “checking now” for any available updates via Windows Update.

Breakdown of all changes to date: Windows 10 Information Changelog.

Important Information

I cannot possibly test all configurations extensively (meaning, each persons specific computer needs), but what I can offer is what “works for me” and the obstacles I have come across so you do not have to discover them on your own.

The columns can be sorted and individually hidden. Select the column header to sort by that field and/or use the column hiding GUI directly above the table search box. I highly recommend using the column hiding feature to cut confusion associated with “too much information”.

Notes for a Happier Computer and User

  • Do not use “msconfig” to disable services, type “services.msc” in the Run box (Windows Key + R)  instead!
  • Before disabling any service, check out the service information about each by selecting the service name links provided. (Coming soon PayPal.Me to speed up the process)
  • Service settings are global, meaning changes apply to all users.
  • All of these services are “Standard” with Windows 10 and installed by default or Add/Remove Windows Features. If you discover a service that is not listed here, another application, driver or program installed them.
  • WLAN Autoconfig service is required for normal operation of your wireless network card. It is listed here as Manual due to most desktops not needing wireless access, but if you do have a wireless network card installed (laptop), it will be Automatic by default.
  • After adjusting your service settings, reboot your computer.

Notes for Surface and Surface Pro users:

  • The Safe and Tweaked configurations assume a desktop environment as I do not own either device and cannot extensively test the configurations on them.
  • I have viewed default service settings by going into a local Best Buy and taking pictures of the service settings with my phone. Seriously. In turn, I have discovered that they are pretty much the same as a desktop configuration, so Windows 10 Home is a pretty good start for default information. is) 14 day no questions asked return policy, but decided to whip out my phone’s camera instead.
  • A bit of “thinking” may be required to make sure complete functionality of the tablet after adjusting service settings. Meaning, do not disable obvious services related to touch screen or tablet actions. Examples: Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service, Sensor Data Service, Sensor Monitoring Service and Sensor Service.

Table Header Information

  • The columns can be sorted. Select the column header to sort by that field.
  • The columns can be hidden individually. The column hiding GUI is directly above the table search box on the right hand side.
  • DEFAULT ~ What MS thinks should be running on Windows 10.
  • “Safe” Configuration ~ This is the configuration that 95% of the people will be able to use with little or no side effects. This does not guarantee it will work for you, but if adjusting your services scares you, this configuration would be a good starting point. One should also take a moment and think about issues that may arise; for example: if you use an Xbox and its’ game streaming capabilities, don’t disable the three Xbox services as I have. On the contrary, desktop computers generally don’t have GPS devices installed, so disabling all location services is pretty safe bet.
    • 33 service settings out of 223 have been changed from the default annotated by an (*) asterisk.
  • “Tweaked” Configuration ~ This is the configuration that a lot of gamers, geeks and power users enjoy using and ask me for. Even though I follow this configuration myself, this does not guarantee it will work for you. I generally do not answer “my computer is broke, what is wrong” questions with those users who choose to use this configuration. If this scares you, use “Safe” instead! One should also take a moment and think about issues that may arise; for example: if you use an Xbox and its’ game streaming capabilities, don’t disable the three Xbox services as I have. Others have reported that Cortona may not work as expected with these service settings. If you actually use Cortona for any purpose what so ever, a tweaked or power user build is not for you. However, note that normal “file search” works just fine.
    • 51 service settings out of 223 have been changed from the default annotated by an (*) asterisk.

Configuration Information

  • Automatic ~ With a service in this state, it will start at boot time. Some services, when no longer required, will also automatically stop when not needed. If you find you do not need a service, place it into Manual or Disabled.
  • Automatic (Delayed Start) ~ With a service in this state, it will start just after boot time, allowing the desktop to load much quicker than in previous versions of Windows. Some services, when no longer required, will also automatically stop when not needed. If you find you do not need a service, place it into Manual or Disabled.
  • Manual (Trigger Start) ~ This is a version of Manual mode that allows Windows to start a service when specifically called and Microsoft’s answer to “too many services running all the time”.
  • Manual ~ Manual mode allows Windows to start a service when needed. However, very few services will start up when required in Manual mode (if the default is Automatic). If you find you need a service, place it into Automatic or the default listed below.
  • Disabled ~ This setting will stop a service from starting, even if needed. Errors in the Event Viewer will show up complaining of that fact. Some services, while Disabled, will constantly complain. However, this situation is taken care of if placed in Manual. The service descriptions identifies those that should be in Manual vice Disabled.
  • “Started” ~ A service that either set to Manual or Automatic that is running by default at or shortly after boot time.
  • “Not Started” ~ A service set into Automatic that is not running by default at or shortly after boot time.
  • “Not Available” ~ A service that does not apply to the particular version of Windows 10 listed in the table header.
  • “Uninstalled” ~ The ability to uninstall a service that I recommend to be removed by using Add/Remove Windows Features. Generally speaking, if a service can be uninstalled, it is never needed for a general use desktop.

Service Dependency Abbreviation Information

  • W10H – Windows 10 Home.
  • W10P – Windows 10 Pro.
  • W10Ent – Windows 10 Enterprise.
  • W10Edu – Windows 10 Education.

An * (asterisk) indicates changes from the default.

Two ** (asterisks) indicates you can add or remove this service by:

  1. Click on the Search the web and Windows box
  2. Type Control Panel (or enough letters so it appears in the results)
  3. Select Control Panel (under Results)
  4. Select Programs
  5. Select Programs and Features
  6. Select Turn Windows Features on or off

Or

  1. Head to Start (Windows Key)
  2. Select All Apps (bottom left)
  3. Select Control Panel (under Windows System)
  4. Select Programs
  5. Select Programs and Features
  6. Select Turn Windows features on or off

Please note: All service links will be updated as time allows. (PayPal.Me to speed up the process)

Display NameService Name (Registry)DEFAULT
Windows 10 Home
DEFAULT
Windows 10 Pro
DEFAULT
Windows 10
Education
DEFAULT
Windows 10
Enterprise
"Safe""Tweaked"
ActiveX Installer (AxInstSV)AxInstSVManualManualManualManualManualManual
AllJoyn Router ServiceAJRouterManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *
App ReadinessAppReadinessManualManualManualManualManualManual
Application Host Helper Service **AppHostSvcNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot Installed
Application IdentityAppIDSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Application InformationAppinfoManual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)
Application Layer Gateway ServiceALGManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Application ManagementAppMgmtManualManualManualManualManualManual
AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC)AppXSVCManualManualManualManualManualManual
ASP.NET State Service **aspnet_stateNot Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not InstalledNot Installed
Background Intelligent Transfer ServiceBITSManual or Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) depending on other servicesManual or Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) depending on other servicesManual or Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) depending on other servicesManual or Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) depending on other servicesAutomatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)
Background Tasks Infrastructure ServiceBrokerInfrastructureAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Base Filtering EngineBFEAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
BitLocker Drive Encryption ServiceBDESVCManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Block Level Backup Engine ServicewbengineManualManualManualManualManualManual
Bluetooth Handsfree ServiceBthHFSrvManualManualManualManualManualManual
Bluetooth Support ServicebthservManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *
BranchCachePeerDistSvcNot AvailableManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
CDPSvcCDPSvcManualManualManualManualManualManual
Certificate PropagationCertPropSvcManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Claims to Windows Token Servicec2wtsManualManualManualManualManualManual
Client for NFSNfsClntNot AvailableNot AvailableAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Disabled *Disabled *
Client License Service (ClipSVC)ClipSVCManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
CNG Key IsolationKeyIsoManual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
COM+ Event SystemEventSystemAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
COM+ System ApplicationCOMSysAppManualManualManualManualManualManual
Computer BrowserBrowserManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
CoreMessagingCoreUIRegistrarAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Credential ManagerVaultSvcManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)
Cryptographic ServicesCryptSvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Data Sharing ServiceDsSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
DataCollectionPublishingServiceDcpSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
DCOM Server Process LauncherDcomLaunchAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Delivery OptimizationDoSvcAutomatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)
Device Association ServiceDeviceAssociationServiceManual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Device Install ServiceDeviceInstallManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Device Management Enrollment ServiceDmEnrollmentSvcManualManualManualManualManualManual
Device Setup ManagerDsmSVCManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
DevQuery Background Discovery BrokerDevQueryBrokerManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
DHCP ClientDhcpAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Diagnostic Policy ServiceDPSAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Diagnostic Service HostWdiServiceHostManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManual
Diagnostic System HostWdiSystemHostManualManualManualManualManualManual
Diagnostics Tracking ServiceDiagTrackAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Distributed Link Tracking ClientTrkWksAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Disabled *
Distributed Transaction CoordinatorMSDTCManualManualManualManualManualManual
dmwappushsvcdmwappushsvcAutomatic (Delayed Start, Trigger Start)Automatic (Delayed Start, Trigger Start)Automatic (Delayed Start, Trigger Start)Automatic (Delayed Start, Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *
DNS ClientDnscacheAutomatic (Trigger Start, Started)Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)Automatic (Trigger Start)Automatic (Trigger Start)
Downloaded Maps ManagerMapsBrokerAutomatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Disabled *
DS Role Server **DsRoleSvcNot AvailableNot Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not installedNot installed
embeddedmodeembeddedmodeManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Encrypting File System (EFS)EFSManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Enterprise App Management ServiceEntAppSvcManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Extensible Authentication Protocol ServiceEapHostManualManualManualManualManualManual
Fax **FaxManualManualManualManualUninstalled *Uninstalled *
File History ServicefhsvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Function Discovery Provider HostfdPHostManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManual
Function Discovery Resource PublicationFDResPubManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManual
Geolocation ServicelfsvcManual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Disabled *Disabled *
Group Policy ClientgpsvcAutomatic (Trigger Start)Automatic (Trigger Start)Automatic (Trigger Start)Automatic (Trigger Start)Automatic (Trigger Start)Automatic (Trigger Start)
Health Key and Certificate ManagementhkmsvcNot AvailableManualManualManualManualDisabled *
HomeGroup ListenerHomeGroupListenerManualManualManualManualManualManual
HomeGroup ProviderHomeGroupProviderManual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Human Interface Device ServicehidservManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Hyper-V Data Exchange ServicevmickvpexchangeManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *
Hyper-V Guest Service InterfacevmicguestinterfaceManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *
Hyper-V Guest Shutdown ServicevmicshutdownManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *
Hyper-V Heartbeat ServicevmicheartbeatManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *
Hyper-V Remote Desktop Virtualization ServicevmicrdvManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *
Hyper-V Time Synchronization ServicevmictimesyncManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *
Hyper-V VM Session ServicevmicvmsessionManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *
Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy RequestorvmicvssManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *
IIS Admin Service **IISADMINNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot Installed
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying ModulesIKEEXTManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Intel(R) Content Protection HECI ServicecphsNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableManualManual
Interactive Services DetectionUI0DetectManualManualManualManualManualManual
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)SharedAccessManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Internet Explorer ETW Collector ServiceIEEtwCollectorServiceManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
IP HelperiphlpsvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Disabled *
IPsec Policy AgentPolicyAgentManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction CoordinatorKtmRmManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Link-Layer Topology Discovery MapperlltdsvcManualManualManualManualManualManual
Local Session ManagerLSMAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
LPD Service **LPDSVCNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot Installed
Message Queuing **MSMQNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot Installed
Message Queuing Triggers **MSMQTriggersNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot Installed
Microsoft (R) Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector Servicediagnosticshub.standardcollector.serviceManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Microsoft Account Sign-in AssistantwlidsvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Microsoft FTP Service **ftpsvcNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot Installed
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator ServiceMSiSCSIManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Microsoft PassportNgcSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Microsoft Passport ContainerNgcCtnrSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy ProviderswprvManual (Started at boot, then stops)Manual (Started at boot, then stops)Manual (Started at boot, then stops)Manual (Started at boot, then stops)ManualManual
Microsoft Storage Spaces SMPsmphostManualManualManualManualManualManual
Microsoft Windows SMS Router ServiceSmsRouterManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *
Net.Msmq Listener Adapter **NetMsmqActivatorNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot Installed
Net.Pipe Listener Adapter **NetPipeActivatorNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot Installed
Net.Tcp Listener Adapter **NetTcpActivatorNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot Installed
Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service **NetTcpPortSharingDisabled (Changed to Manual and Started if the previous 3 Services
are installed)
Disabled (Changed to Manual and Started if the previous 3 Services
are installed)
Disabled (Changed to Manual and Started if the previous 3 Services
are installed)
Disabled (Changed to Manual and Started if the previous 3 Services
are installed)
Uninstalled *Uninstalled *
NetlogonNetlogonManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Network Connected Devices Auto-SetupNcdAutoSetupManual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Network Connection BrokerNcbServiceManual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Network ConnectionsNetmanManualManualManualManualManualManual
Network Connectivity AssistantNcaSVCManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManual
Network List ServicenetprofmManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManual
Network Location AwarenessNlaSvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Network Setup ServiceNetSetupSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Network Store Interface ServicensiAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Offline FilesCscServiceNot AvailableManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *
Optimize DrivesdefragsvcManualManualManualManualManualManual
Peer Name Resolution ProtocolPNRPsvcManualManualManualManualManualManual
Peer Networking Groupingp2psvcManualManualManualManualManualManual
Peer Networking Identity Managerp2pimsvcManualManualManualManualManualManual
Performance Logs & AlertsplaManualManualManualManualManualManual
Plug and PlayPlugPlayManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManual
PNRP Machine Name Publication ServicePNRPAutoRegManualManualManualManualManualManual
Portable Device Enumerator ServiceWPDBusEnumManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
PowerPowerAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Print SpoolerSpoolerAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Printer Extensions and NotificationsPrintNotifyManualManualManualManualManualManual
Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel SupportwercplsupportManualManualManualManualManualManual
Program Compatibility Assistant ServicePcaSvcManualManualManualManualManualManual
Quality Windows Audio Video ExperienceQWAVEManualManualManualManualManualManual
Remote Access Auto Connection ManagerRasAutoManualManualManualManualManualManual
Remote Access Connection ManagerRasManManualManualManualManualManualManual
Remote Desktop ConfigurationSessionEnvManual (Maybe Started when using Remote Desktop)Manual (Maybe Started when using Remote Desktop)Manual (Maybe Started when using Remote Desktop)Manual (Maybe Started when using Remote Desktop)ManualManual
Remote Desktop ServicesTermServiceManual (Maybe Started when using Remote Desktop)Manual (Maybe Started when using Remote Desktop)Manual (Maybe Started when using Remote Desktop)Manual (Maybe Started when using Remote Desktop)ManualManual
Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port RedirectorUmRdpServiceManual (Maybe Started when using Remote Desktop)Manual (Maybe Started when using Remote Desktop)Manual (Maybe Started when using Remote Desktop)Manual (Maybe Started when using Remote Desktop)ManualManual
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)RpcSsAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) LocatorRpcLocatorManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Remote RegistryRemoteRegistryDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabled
Retail Demo ServiceRetailDemoManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
RIP Listener **ipripNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot Installed
Routing and Remote AccessRemoteAccessDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabled
RPC Endpoint MapperRpcEptMapperAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Secondary LogonseclogonManualManualManualManualManualManual
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol ServiceSstpSvcManualManualManualManualManualManual
Security Accounts ManagerSamSsAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Security CenterwscsvcAutomatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)
Sensor Data ServiceSensorDataServiceManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *
Sensor Monitoring ServiceSensrSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *
Sensor ServiceSensorServiceManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *
ServerLanmanServerAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Shell Hardware DetectionShellHWDetectionAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Simple TCP/IP Services **simptcpNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot Installed
Smart CardSCardSvrDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabled
Smart Card Device Enumeration ServiceScDeviceEnumManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *
Smart Card Removal PolicySCPolicySvcManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
SNMP Service **SNMPNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot Installed
SNMP TrapSNMPTRAPManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Software ProtectionsppsvcAutomatic (Delayed Start,Trigger Start)Automatic (Delayed Start,Trigger Start)Automatic (Delayed Start,Trigger Start)Automatic (Delayed Start,Trigger Start)Automatic (Delayed Start,Trigger Start)Automatic (Delayed Start,Trigger Start)
Spot VerifiersvsvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
SSDP DiscoverySSDPSRVManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManual
State Repository ServiceStateRepositoryManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManual
Still Image Acquisition EventsWiaRpcManualManualManualManualManualManual
Storage ServiceStorSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *
SuperfetchSysMainAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
System Event NotificationSENSAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
System Events BrokerSystemEventsBrokerAutomatic (Trigger Start, Started)Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)Automatic (Trigger Start)Automatic (Trigger Start)
Task SchedulerScheduleAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
TCP/IP NetBIOS HelperlmhostsManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
TelephonyTapiSrvManualManualManualManualManualManual
ThemesThemesAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Tile Data model servertiledatamodelsvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Time BrokerTimeBrokerManual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start, Started)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel ServiceTabletInputServiceManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *
Update Orchestrator ServiceUsoSvcManualManualManualManualManualManual
UPnP Device HostupnphostManualManualManualManualManualManual
User ManagerUserManagerAutomatic (Trigger Start, Started)Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)Automatic (Trigger Start)Automatic (Trigger Start)
User Profile ServiceProfSvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Virtual DiskvdsManualManualManualManualManualManual
Volume Shadow CopyVSSManualManualManualManualManualManual
W3C Logging ServiceW3LOGSVCNot Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not InstalledNot Installed
WalletServiceWalletServiceManualManualManualManualManualManual
Web Management Service **WMSVCNot Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not InstalledNot Installed
WebClientWebClientManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows AudioAudioSrvAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Windows Audio Endpoint BuilderAudioEndpointBuilderAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Windows BackupSDRSVCManualManualManualManualManualManual
Windows Biometric ServiceWbioSrvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *
Windows Color SystemWcsPlugInServiceManualManualManualManualManualManual
Windows Connect Now - Config RegistrarwcncsvcManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Windows Connection ManagerWcmsvcAutomatic (Trigger Start, Started)Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)Automatic (Trigger Start, Started)Automatic (Trigger Start)Automatic (Trigger Start)
Windows Defender Network Inspection ServiceWdNisSvcManualManualManualManualManualManual
Windows Defender ServiceWinDefendAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver FrameworkwudfsvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows Encryption Provider Host ServiceWEPHOSTSVCManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows Error Reporting ServiceWerSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows Event CollectorWecsvcManualManualManualManualManualManual
Windows Event LogEventLogAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Windows FirewallMpsSvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Windows Font Cache ServiceFontCacheAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)StiSvcManualManualManualManualManualManual
Windows InstallermsiserverManualManualManualManualManualManual
Windows License Manager ServiceLicenseManagerManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows Management InstrumentationWinmgmtAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service **WMPNetworkSvcManualManualManualManualDisabled * (Uninstalled)Disabled * (Uninstalled)
Windows Mobile Hotspot ServiceicssvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *
Windows Modules InstallerTrustedInstallerManualManualManualManualManualManual
Windows MultiPoint Server Host ServiceWmsNot AvailableAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticDisabled *
Windows MultiPoint Server Repair ServiceWmsRepairNot AvailableAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticDisabled *
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0 **FontCache3.0.0.0Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not InstalledNot Installed
Windows Process Activation Service **WASNot Installed (Manual, Started)Not Installed (Manual, Started)Not Installed (Manual, Started)Not Installed (Manual, Started)Not InstalledNot Installed
Windows Push Notifications ServiceWpnServiceManualManualManualManualManualManual
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)WinRMAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Disabled *Disabled *
Windows SearchWSearchAutomatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)
Windows Store Service(WSService)WSServiceManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows TimeW32TimeManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows UpdatewuauservManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery ServiceWinHttpAutoProxySvcManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManual
Wired AutoConfigdot3svcManualManualManualManualManualManual
WLAN AutoConfigWlanSvcManual (Automatic with Wireless Card Installed)Manual (Automatic with Wireless Card Installed)Manual (Automatic with Wireless Card Installed)Manual (Automatic with Wireless Card Installed)Manual (Automatic with Wireless Card Installed)Manual (Automatic with Wireless Card Installed)
WMI Performance AdapterwmiApSrvManualManualManualManualManualManual
Work FoldersworkfolderssvcManualManualManualManualUninstalled *Uninstalled *
WorkstationLanmanWorkstationAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomatic
World Wide Web Publishing Service **W3SVCNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot Installed
WWAN AutoConfigWwanSvcManualManualManualManualManualManual
Xbox Live Auth ManagerXblAuthManagerManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Xbox Live Game SaveXblGameSaveManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
XboxNetApiSvcXboxNetApiSvcManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *

An * (asterisk) indicates changes from the default

Two ** (asterisks) indicates you can add or remove this service by:

  1. Click on the Search the web and Windows box
  2. Type Control Panel (or enough letters so it appears in the results)
  3. Select Control Panel (under Results)
  4. Select Programs
  5. Select Programs and Features
  6. Select Turn Windows Features on or off

Or

  1. Head to Start (Windows Key)
  2. Select All Apps (bottom left)
  3. Select Control Panel (under Windows System)
  4. Select Programs
  5. Select Programs and Features
  6. Select Turn Windows features on or off