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Black Viper’s Windows 10 Service Configurations

 

Introduction

To continue my fine tradition of optimizing MS’s latest OS, I have here my service configuration findings updated April 17, 2017. This information is based upon the Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703/10.0.15063.13) released on April 11, 2017.

Important Information

  • My focus is on Windows 10 Home and Pro 64-bit versions to provide as much information to the widest audience possible.
    • All of these services are “Standard” with Windows 10 and installed by default, with updates released by Microsoft since the initial retail version, or with the Add/Remove Windows Features control panel.
    • If you discover a service that is not listed here, another application, driver or program installed them.
  • Make sure that your system is up to date.
    • This information assumes the latest version of Windows 10 with all major updates installed.
      • Hit Start -> Settings -> Update & Security -> Check now/Install now.
    • Confirm your OS version information by doing the following:
      • Hit Start -> Settings -> System – About and look for Edition (Home or Pro) Version (1703) and OS Build (15063.13 and above) as well as System type of 32 or 64-bit.
  • Adjust the settings on this page by doing one of the following:
    • Search for “Services” from the task bar. You are looking for the link that is “Services – Desktop App”.
    • Fire up the Run box (Windows Key + R) and type: “services.msc” (without the quotes). Do not use msconfig.
    • Open up the Administrative Tools either by searching from the task bar or using the legacy Control Panel. The link you are looking for in the Administrative Tools is “Services”.
  • PowerShell Script: “One click adjustments of service settings” that were previously done with my registry files and online Custom Services Registry Creation Tools are now adjustable using madbomb122’s script. You can find it herehttps://github.com/madbomb122/BlackViperScript
    • Instructions and further information is located at the links above. Any issues and related questions should be sent to the developer directly.
    • Any questions related to the service settings, please Contact BV and let me know.
  • Before disabling any service, do a sanity check and “think before acting”. See also the notes for tablet/mobile devices below.
    • 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 (WiFi) access, but if you do have a wireless network card installed (laptop), it will be Automatic by default.
  • I cannot possibly test all possible configurations extensively!
    • What I mean by this is each persons specific computer needs as we all should know by now that everyone uses their computer for different tasks.
    • 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.
    • If you discover a service is required for a particular task, please Contact BV and let me know.
  • 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” and ignoring service settings not valid in your particular situation.
  • Notes for Tablet, Surface and Surface Pro Windows 10 Users:
    • The Tweaked configuration assumes a desktop environment and in certain respects, a laptop, as I do not own any mobile device running Windows of any version for testing purposes and cannot extensively test the configurations on them to find out what breaks.
    • I have viewed default service settings for Surface products by going into a local Best Buy retail store and taking pictures of the services with my phone. Seriously, I am not joking.
      • I have discovered that the default settings are pretty close to a desktop configuration (which means that many services targeted for mobile devices (phones) can be disabled on a desktop and most laptops… less so with various tablets), so Windows 10 Home or Pro is a pretty good start for default information, depending on the version of Windows 10 is installed on your device.
      • Do not configure your mobile device with “Tweaked”. Many services that are “Tweaked” for a desktop cannot be disabled on a mobile device. As such, no “Tweaked” configuration for a laptop will become available. Use “Safe” instead.
    • If you still desire to adjust your service settings on a mobile device, a bit of “thinking” may be required to make sure complete functionality of the tablet after adjusting service settings.
      • Do not disable obvious services related to touch screen or tablet actions.
        • Example: Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service.
  • Services with “?????” in the name are computer specific with seemingly a random 5 digit code attached to the service name. Most cannot be adjusted via services.msc.
  • Service settings are global, meaning changes apply to all users.
  • Services that changed from Anniversary Update to Creators Update include:
    • Connected Devices Platform User Service_????? is new.
    • DataCollectionPublishingService is removed.
    • Data Usage is new.
    • DevicesFlow_????? is new.
    • Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management is new.
    • IP Translation Configuration Service is new.
    • LPA Service is new.
    • Natural Authentication is new.
    • Optimize Drives changed from Manual to Disabled by default.
    • Token Broker is new and default description is not available.
    • Wi-Fi Direct Services Connection Manager Service is new.
    • Windows Defender Network Inspection Service renamed to Windows Defender Antivirus Network Inspection Service.
    • Windows Defender Service renamed to Windows Defender Antivirus Service.
    • Windows Defender Security Center Service is new.
    • Windows MultiPoint Server Host Service renamed to MultiPoint Service.
    • Windows MultiPoint Server Repair Service renamed to MultiPoint Repair Service.

April 17, 2017 Notes for a Happier Computer and User

  • Even though the Windows 10 Service Configurations are valid to include all Defaults with Windows 10 Creators Update (150063.138), I am working on updating Individual Service Links.
  • These additions/updates will roll out to the live site when I verify the information is valid. Meanwhile, you can check the Quick Notes column for a summary of what the service does or if it is needed in particular situations.

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 in the upper right hand side.
  • DEFAULT ~ What MS thinks should be running by default on Windows 10’s various versions.
  • “Safe” Configuration ~ This is the configurations, separated for desktops and laptop/tablets that 99% of you 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:
    • Example: if you use an Xbox and its’ game streaming capabilities, don’t disable the three Xbox services as I have.
    • Service settings that I changed from the default are annotated by an (*) asterisk.
      • Sorting the columns will help identify which services these are.
    • Geolocation Service (lfsvc) – After disabling this service and attempting to place it back into the default value (Manual), an error will occur. In order to re-enable the service, you must do the following:
      • Manually delete the following regkey using regedit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lfsvc\TriggerInfo\3
  • “Tweaked” Configuration ~ This is the configuration that a lot of gamers, geeks, audiophiles 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 from the users who choose to use this configuration. If this scares you, use “Safe” instead!
    • I have disabled IPv6 “helper” services in this configuration. If you have native IPv6 on your network, you do not need these. If you are a home user, you do not need IPv6 at all unless you use HomeGroup or your ISP supports IPv6. As such, native networks still have IPv6 support and all others are removed (conversion, tunnels, etc).
    • Tweaked is intentionally not available for a laptop/mobile device as I have no way of testing the configurations. Also, many services that are “tweaked” for a desktop cannot be disabled on a mobile device. As such, no “Tweaked” configuration for a laptop will become available. Use “Safe” instead.
    • Service settings that are changed from the default are annotated by an (*) asterisk.
      • Sorting the columns will help identify which services these are.
    • Geolocation Service (lfsvc) – After disabling this service and attempting to place it back into the default value (Manual), an error will occur. In order to re-enable the service, you must do the following:
      • Manually delete the following regkey using regedit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lfsvc\TriggerInfo\3

Configuration Information

  • An * (asterisk) indicates changes from the default with regards to “Safe” and “Tweaked”.
  • Two ** (asterisks) indicates you can add or remove the service by using the Turn Windows Features On or Off feature.
  • Automatic ~ With a service in this state, it will generally start at boot time and remain running.
    • 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 system 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.
    • 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 the default configuration 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.
    • This situation is resolved if placed in Manual.
    • The service descriptions identifies those that should be in Manual vice Disabled.
  • “Running” ~ A service that either set to Manual or Automatic that is running by default at or shortly after boot time as shown in the status column of the Control Panel/services.msc.
  • “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.
    • Windows 10 Home has less installed default services than Windows 10 Pro does. As such, these services can generally be disabled on Pro systems as developers usually do not target only Pro/Education/Enterprise versions.
  • “Not Installed/Uninstalled” ~ The ability to install/uninstall a service by using “Add/Remove Windows Features” control panel function.
    • Generally speaking, if a service can be uninstalled, it is never needed for a general use desktop.
    • Two ** (asterisks) indicates you can add or remove the 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

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Display NameService Name (Registry)DEFAULT
Windows 10 Home
DEFAULT
Windows 10 Pro
"Safe" for
DESKTOP
"Safe" for
LAPTOP or TABLET
"Tweaked" for
DESKTOP
Quick Notes
ActiveX Installer (AxInstSV)AxInstSVManualManualManualManualManual
AllJoyn Router ServiceAJRouterManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualDisabled *
App ReadinessAppReadinessManualManualManualManualManual
Application Host Helper Service **AppHostSvcNot InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledIf installed (Automatic, Running)
Application IdentityAppIDSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
Application InformationAppinfoManual (Trigger Start, Running)Manual (Trigger Start, Running)ManualManualManual
Application Layer Gateway ServiceALGManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *Old functionality no longer needed.
Application ManagementAppMgmtNot AvailableManualManualManualDisabled *Required for Group Policy software management
AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC)AppXSVCManualManualManualManualManualWindows Store integration. Cannot be disabled via services.msc
ASP.NET State Service **aspnet_stateNot InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledIf installed: (Manual)
Auto Time Zone UpdatertzautoupdateDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabled
Background Intelligent Transfer ServiceBITSManual or Automatic (Delayed Start, Running)Manual or Automatic (Delayed Start, Running)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Manual or Automatic (Delayed Start, Running) depending on other optional services installed
Background Tasks Infrastructure ServiceBrokerInfrastructureAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticCannot be disabled via services.msc
Base Filtering EngineBFEAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticDo not disable due to Windows Firewall integration
BitLocker Drive Encryption ServiceBDESVCManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManualDo not disable if using storage encryption.
Block Level Backup Engine ServicewbengineManualManualManualManualManualUsed by Windows Backup
Bluetooth Handsfree ServiceBthHFSrvManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualDisabled *Wireless headsets.
Bluetooth Support ServicebthservManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualDisabled *Disable if no requirement for Bluetooth devices is desired.
BranchCachePeerDistSvcNot AvailableManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *Used by Windows Update for download sharing.
Certificate PropagationCertPropSvcManualManualManualManualDisabled *Used with Smart Card login. No harm in keeping the default Manual mode.
Claims to Windows Token Service **c2wtsNot InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledIf installed: (Manual)
Client for NFSNfsClntNot AvailableNot AvailableDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *Network File System Client available in Education/Enterprise versions.
Client License Service (ClipSVC)ClipSVCManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManualCannot be disabled via services.msc
CNG Key IsolationKeyIsoManual (Trigger Start, Running)Manual (Trigger Start, Running)ManualManualManualDo not disable.
COM+ Event SystemEventSystemAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticDo not disable.
COM+ System ApplicationCOMSysAppManualManualManualManualManualDo not disable.
Computer BrowserBrowserManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManualNetwork discovery of systems on local network.
Connected Device Platform ServiceCDPSvcAutomatic (Delayed Start, Trigger Start)Automatic (Delayed Start, Trigger Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)
Connected Devices Platform User Service_?????CDPUserSvc_?????Automatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Connected User Experiences and TelemetryDiagTrackAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticFeedback and Diagnostics.
Contact Data_?????PimIndexMaintenanceSvc_?????ManualManualManualManualManualCannot be disabled via services.msc
CoreMessagingCoreMessagingRegistrarAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticCannot be disabled via services.msc
Credential ManagerVaultSvcManualManualManualManualManualDo not disable.
Cryptographic ServicesCryptSvcAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticDo not disable.
Data Sharing ServiceDsSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
Data UsageDusmSvcAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
DCOM Server Process LauncherDcomLaunchAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticCannot be disabled via services.msc
Delivery OptimizationDoSvcAutomatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)
Device Association ServiceDeviceAssociationServiceManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
Device Install ServiceDeviceInstallManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
Device Management Enrollment ServiceDmEnrollmentSvcManualManualManualManualManual
Device Setup ManagerDsmSVCManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
DevicesFlow_?????DevicesFlowUserSvc_?????ManualManualManualManualManualCannot be disabled via services.msc
DevQuery Background Discovery BrokerDevQueryBrokerManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
DHCP ClientDhcpAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticDo not disable.
Diagnostic Policy ServiceDPSAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Diagnostic Service HostWdiServiceHostManual (Running)Manual (Running)ManualManualManual
Diagnostic System HostWdiSystemHostManualManualManualManualManual
Distributed Link Tracking ClientTrkWksAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Distributed Transaction CoordinatorMSDTCManualManualManualManualManual
dmwappushsvcdmwappushsvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
DNS ClientDnscacheAutomatic (Trigger Start, Running)Automatic (Trigger Start, Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticDo not disable.
Downloaded Maps ManagerMapsBrokerAutomatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *I do not use Windows/Bing maps. Google for the win here.
DS Role Server **DsRoleSvcNot AvailableNot InstalledNot installedNot installedNot installedIf installed: (Manual)
Embedded ModeembeddedmodeManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
Encrypting File System (EFS)EFSManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManualDo not disable.
Enterprise App Management ServiceEntAppSvcManualManualManualManualManualCannot be disabled via services.msc
Extensible Authentication Protocol ServiceEapHostManualManualManualManualManual
Fax **FaxManualManualUninstalled *Uninstalled *Uninstalled *
File History ServicefhsvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManualUsed by Windows Backup.
Function Discovery Provider HostfdPHostManualManualManualManualManual
Function Discovery Resource PublicationFDResPubManual (Running)Manual (Running)ManualManualManual
Geolocation ServicelfsvcManual (Trigger Start, Running)Manual (Trigger Start, Running)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Group Policy ClientgpsvcAutomatic (Trigger Start)Automatic (Trigger Start)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticCannot be disabled via services.msc
HomeGroup ListenerHomeGroupListenerManualManualManualManualManual
HomeGroup ProviderHomeGroupProviderManual (Trigger Start, Running)Manual (Trigger Start, Running)ManualManualManual
Host Network Service **hnsNot AvailableNot InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledIf installed: (Manual)
Human Interface Device ServicehidservManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManualManufacture function keys generally on laptops for volume, screen brightness, etc.
HV Host ServiceHvHostManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Hyper-V Data Exchange ServicevmickvpexchangeManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Hyper-V Guest Service InterfacevmicguestinterfaceManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Hyper-V Guest Shutdown ServicevmicshutdownManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Hyper-V Heartbeat ServicevmicheartbeatManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Hyper-V Host Compute Service **vmcomputeNot AvailableNot Installed Not InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledIf installed: (Manual, Trigger Start, Running)
Hyper-V PowerShell Direct ServicevmicvmsessionManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Hyper-V Remote Desktop Virtualization ServicevmicrdvManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Hyper-V Time Synchronization ServicevmictimesyncManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management **vmmsNot AvailableNot Installed (Automatic, Running)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy RequestorvmicvssManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
IIS Admin Service **IISADMINNot Installed (Automatic, Running)Not Installed (Automatic, Running)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledDo not install.
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying ModulesIKEEXTManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
Infrared monitor serviceirmonManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *File transfer via infrared devices.
Interactive Services DetectionUI0DetectManualManualManualManualManual
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)SharedAccessManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *Old service no longer needed.
IP HelperiphlpsvcAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *IPv6 translation.
IP Translation Configuration ServiceIpxlatCfgSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualDisabled *IPv6 translation.
IPsec Policy AgentPolicyAgentManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction CoordinatorKtmRmManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
Link-Layer Topology Discovery MapperlltdsvcManualManualManualManualManual
Local Session ManagerLSMAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticCannot be disabled via services.msc
LPA ServicewlpasvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualDisabled *
LPD Service **LPDSVCNot Installed (Automatic, Running)Not Installed (Automatic, Running)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
LxssManager **LxssManagerNot Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Message Queuing **MSMQNot Installed (Automatic, Running)Not Installed (Automatic, Running)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Message Queuing Triggers **MSMQTriggersNot Installed (Automatic, Running)Not Installed (Automatic, Running)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
MessagingService_?????MessagingService_?????Manual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
Microsoft (R) Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector Servicediagnosticshub.standardcollector.serviceManualManualManualManualManual
Microsoft Account Sign-in AssistantwlidsvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManualRunning if using MS account to log in to computer.
Microsoft App-V ClientAppVClientNot AvailableDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabled
Microsoft FTP Service **ftpsvcNot Installed (Automatic, Running)Not Installed (Automatic, Running)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator ServiceMSiSCSIManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *Enable only if iSCSI device connectivity is required (rare for home user).
Microsoft Keyboard Filter **MsKeyboardFilterNot Installed (Disabled)Not Installed (Disabled)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Microsoft PassportNgcSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManualCannot be disabled via services.msc
Microsoft Passport ContainerNgcCtnrSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManualCannot be disabled via services.msc
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy ProviderswprvManual (Runningat boot, then stops)Manual (Runningat boot, then stops)ManualManualManualUsed by Windows Backup.
Microsoft Storage Spaces SMPsmphostManualManualManualManualManualProbably One Drive functionality.
Microsoft Windows SMS Router ServiceSmsRouterManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
MultiPoint Repair Service **WmsRepairNot AvailableNot Installed (Automatic, Running)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledLeave Not Installed.
MultiPoint Service **WmsNot AvailableNot Installed (Automatic, Running)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledLeave Not Installed.
Natural AuthenticationNaturalAuthenticationManualManualManualManualDisabled *Silly bio-metrics or face recognition login.
Net.Msmq Listener Adapter **NetMsmqActivatorNot Installed (Automatic, Running)Not Installed (Automatic, Running)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledLeave Not Installed.
Net.Pipe Listener Adapter **NetPipeActivatorNot Installed (Automatic, Running)Not Installed (Automatic, Running)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledLeave Not Installed.
Net.Tcp Listener Adapter **NetTcpActivatorNot Installed (Automatic, Running)Not Installed (Automatic, Running)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledLeave Not Installed.
Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service **NetTcpPortSharingDisabled (Changed to Manual and Running if the previous 3 Services are installed)Disabled (Changed to Manual and Runningif the previous 3 Services
are installed)
Uninstalled *Uninstalled *Uninstalled *Leave Not Installed.
NetlogonNetlogonManualManualManualManualDisabled *Used only with a domain controller environment.
Network Connected Devices Auto-SetupNcdAutoSetupManual (Trigger Start, Running)Manual (Trigger Start, Running)ManualManualDisabled *
Network Connection BrokerNcbServiceManual (Trigger Start, Running)Manual (Trigger Start, Running)ManualManualManual
Network ConnectionsNetmanManualManualManualManualManual
Network Connectivity AssistantNcaSVCManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
Network List ServicenetprofmManual (Running)Manual (Running)ManualManualManual
Network Location AwarenessNlaSvcAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Network Setup ServiceNetSetupSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
Network Store Interface ServicensiAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Offline FilesCscServiceNot AvailableManual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Optimize DrivesdefragsvcManualManualManualManualManual
Payments and NFC/SE ManagerSEMgrSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *Near Field Communication is a mobile phone technology. Not needed on desktops and tablets.
Peer Name Resolution ProtocolPNRPsvcManualManualManualManualManual
Peer Networking Groupingp2psvcManualManualManualManualManual
Peer Networking Identity Managerp2pimsvcManualManualManualManualManual
Performance Counter DLL HostPerfHostManualManualManualManualManual
Performance Logs & AlertsplaManualManualManualManualManual
Phone ServicePhoneSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *Windows Phone Service.
Plug and PlayPlugPlayManual (Running)Manual (Running)ManualManualManualDo not disable.
PNRP Machine Name Publication ServicePNRPAutoRegManualManualManualManualManual
Portable Device Enumerator ServiceWPDBusEnumManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
PowerPowerAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Print SpoolerSpoolerAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticDo not disable.
Printer Extensions and NotificationsPrintNotifyManualManualManualManualManual
Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel SupportwercplsupportManualManualManualManualManual
Program Compatibility Assistant ServicePcaSvcAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Quality Windows Audio Video ExperienceQWAVEManualManualManualManualManual
Radio Management ServiceRmSvcManualManualDisabled *ManualDisabled *Manual for Mobile devices, Disabled for Desktops.
Remote Access Auto Connection ManagerRasAutoManualManualManualManualManual
Remote Access Connection ManagerRasManManualManualManualManualManual
Remote Desktop ConfigurationSessionEnvManual (Maybe Runningwhen using Remote Desktop)Manual (Maybe Running when using Remote Desktop)ManualManualDisabled *
Remote Desktop ServicesTermServiceManual (Maybe Running when using Remote Desktop)Manual (Maybe Running when using Remote Desktop)ManualManualDisabled *
Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port RedirectorUmRdpServiceManual (Maybe Running when using Remote Desktop)Manual (Maybe Running when using Remote Desktop)ManualManualDisabled *
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)RpcSsAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticCannot be disabled via services.msc
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) LocatorRpcLocatorManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *No function in Windows 10.
Remote RegistryRemoteRegistryDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabled
Retail Demo ServiceRetailDemoManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *Not disabled by default? Really?
RIP Listener **ipripNot Installed (Automatic, Running)Not Installed (Automatic, Running)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledLeave Not Installed.
Routing and Remote AccessRemoteAccessDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabled
RPC Endpoint MapperRpcEptMapperAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticCannot be disabled via services.msc
Secondary LogonseclogonManualManualManualManualManual
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol ServiceSstpSvcManualManualManualManualManualSSTP VPN Capability.
Security Accounts ManagerSamSsAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Security CenterwscsvcAutomatic (Delayed Start, Running)Automatic (Delayed Start, Running)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)
Sensor Data ServiceSensorDataServiceManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *ManualDisabled *Leave as default for laptops and tablets.
Sensor Monitoring ServiceSensrSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *ManualDisabled *Leave as default for laptops and tablets.
Sensor ServiceSensorServiceManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *ManualDisabled *Leave as default for laptops and tablets.
ServerLanmanServerAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Shared PC Account ManagershpamsvcDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabled
Shell Hardware DetectionShellHWDetectionAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutoplay
Simple TCP/IP Services **simptcpNot Installed (Automatic, Running)Not Installed (Automatic, Running)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledKeep Not Installed.
Smart CardSCardSvrDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledNot needed if Smart Card login is not in use.
Smart Card Device Enumeration ServiceScDeviceEnumManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *Not needed if Smart Card login is not in use.
Smart Card Removal PolicySCPolicySvcManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *Not needed if Smart Card login is not in use.
SNMP Service **SNMPNot Installed (Automatic, Running)Not Installed (Automatic, Running)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledKeep Not Installed.
SNMP TrapSNMPTRAPManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Software ProtectionsppsvcAutomatic (Delayed Start,Trigger Start)Automatic (Delayed Start,Trigger Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Spot VerifiersvsvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
SSDP DiscoverySSDPSRVManual (Running)Manual (Running)ManualManualManualUPnP functionality. Possible security risk.
State Repository ServiceStateRepositoryManual (Running)Manual (Running)ManualManualManualCannot be disabled via services.msc
Still Image Acquisition EventsWiaRpcManualManualManualManualManual
Storage ServiceStorSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManualRequired for Windows Store.
Storage Tiers ManagementTieringEngineServiceManualManualManualManualManual
SuperfetchSysMainAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Sync Host_?????OneSyncSvc_?????Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)
System Event Notification ServiceSENSAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
System Events BrokerSystemEventsBrokerAutomatic (Trigger Start, Running)Automatic (Trigger Start, Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticCannot be disabled via services.msc
Task SchedulerScheduleAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticCannot be disabled via services.msc
TCP/IP NetBIOS HelperlmhostsManual (Trigger Start, Running)Manual (Trigger Start, Running)ManualManualManual
TelephonyTapiSrvManualManualManualManualManual
ThemesThemesAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Tile Data model servertiledatamodelsvcAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticCannot be disabled via services.msc
Time BrokerTimeBrokerManual (Trigger Start, Running)Manual (Trigger Start, Running)ManualManualManual
Token BrokerTokenBrokerManual (Running)Manual (Running)ManualManualManualDescription in services.msc missing.
Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel ServiceTabletInputServiceManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *ManualDisabled *Keep in Manual for laptop touch screens and tablets.
Unified Write Filter Servicing Helper Service **UwfServcingSvcNot AvailableNot InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledKeep Not Installed. If installed: (Disabled)
Update Orchestrator Service for Windows UpdateUsoSvcManual (Running)Manual (Running)ManualManualManual
UPnP Device HostupnphostManualManualManualManualManual
User Data Access_?????UserDataSvc_?????Manual (Running)Manual (Running)ManualManualManualCannot be disabled via services.msc
User Data Storage_?????UnistoreSvc_?????Manual (Running)Manual (Running)ManualManualManualCannot be disabled via services.msc
User Experience Virtualization ServiceUevAgentServiceNot AvailableDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabled
User ManagerUserManagerAutomatic (Trigger Start, Running)Automatic (Trigger Start, Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
User Profile ServiceProfSvcAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Virtual DiskvdsManualManualManualManualManual
Volume Shadow CopyVSSManualManualManualManualManualWindows Backup.
W3C Logging Service **W3LOGSVCNot InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledKeep Not Installed. If installed: (Manual)
WalletServiceWalletServiceManualManualManualManualManual
Web Management Service **WMSVCNot Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
WebClientWebClientManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualDisabled *
Wi-Fi Direct Services Connection Manager ServiceWFDSConSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *ManualDisabled *Connect to wireless display.
Windows AudioAudioSrvAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticDo not disable.
Windows Audio Endpoint BuilderAudioEndpointBuilderAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticDo not disable.
Windows BackupSDRSVCManualManualManualManualManualDo not disable.
Windows Biometric ServiceWbioSrvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
Windows Camera Frame ServerFrameServerManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Windows Connect Now - Config RegistrarwcncsvcManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Windows Connection ManagerWcmsvcAutomatic (Trigger Start, Running)Automatic (Trigger Start, Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection ServiceSenseNot AvailableManualManualManualManual
Windows Defender Antivirus Network Inspection ServiceWdNisSvcManual (Running)Manual (Running)ManualManualManualCannot be disabled via services.msc
Windows Defender Antivirus ServiceWinDefendAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticCannot be disabled via services.msc
Windows Defender Security Center ServiceSecurityHealthServiceAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticCannot be disabled via services.msc
Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver FrameworkwudfsvcManual (Trigger Start, Running)Manual (Trigger Start, Running)ManualManualManual
Windows Encryption Provider Host ServiceWEPHOSTSVCManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
Windows Error Reporting ServiceWerSvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
Windows Event CollectorWecsvcManualManualManualManualManual
Windows Event LogEventLogAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Windows FirewallMpsSvcAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticDo not disable.
Windows Font Cache ServiceFontCacheAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)StiSvcManualManualManualManualManual
Windows Insider ServicewisvcManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *Disable if not beta testing new versions Windows via the Insider program.
Windows InstallermsiserverManualManualManualManualManualCannot be disabled via services.msc
Windows License Manager ServiceLicenseManagerManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManualWindows Store.
Windows Management InstrumentationWinmgmtAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service **WMPNetworkSvcManualManualDisabled * (Uninstalled)Disabled * (Uninstalled)Disabled * (Uninstalled)
Windows Mobile Hotspot ServiceicssvcManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *Mobile Network Connection (3G, 4G, LTE, Etc). Disable on devices without those options.
Windows Modules InstallerTrustedInstallerManualManualManualManualManual
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0 **FontCache3.0.0.0Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Windows Process Activation Service **WASNot Installed (Manual, Running)Not Installed (Manual, Running)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Windows Push Notifications System ServiceWpnServiceAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Windows Push Notifications User Service_?????WpnUserService_?????ManualManualManualManualManualCannot be disabled via services.msc
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)WinRMManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Windows SearchWSearchAutomatic (Delayed Start, Running)Automatic (Delayed Start, Running)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)
Windows TimeW32TimeManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManual
Windows UpdatewuauservManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)ManualManualManualDo not disable.
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery ServiceWinHttpAutoProxySvcManual (Running)Manual (Running)ManualManualManual
Wired AutoConfigdot3svcManualManualManualManualManual
WLAN AutoConfigWlanSvcAutomaticAutomaticManualAutomaticManualAutomatic with Wireless Card Installed.
WMI Performance AdapterwmiApSrvManualManualManualManualManual
Work Folders **workfolderssvcManualManualUninstalled *Uninstalled *Uninstalled *
WorkstationLanmanWorkstationAutomatic (Running)Automatic (Running)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
World Wide Web Publishing Service **W3SVCNot Installed (Automatic, Running)Not Installed (Automatic, Running)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot InstalledIf installed: (Automatic, Running). Do not install.
WWAN AutoConfigWwanSvcManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *Mobile Network Connection (3G, 4G, LTE, Etc). Disable on devices without those options.
Xbox Accessory Management ServiceXboxGipSvcManualManualManualManualManual
Xbox Live Auth ManagerXblAuthManagerManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *Leave in Manual if using any XBOX console PC <-> Console functions.
Xbox Live Game SaveXblGameSaveManual (Trigger Start)Manual (Trigger Start)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *Leave in Manual if using any XBOX console PC <-> Console functions.
XboxNetApiSvcXboxNetApiSvcManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *Leave in Manual if using any XBOX console PC <-> Console functions.

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