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Black Viper’s Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Service Configurations

 

Introduction

To continue my fine tradition of optimizing MS’s latest OS, I have here my findings to date.

Before adjusting your service settings, ensure that your system has already installed all updates by “checking now” for any available updates via Windows Update. At this time, it is best for you to ensure that all services are set to the default values before updating your system. Windows Vista SP2 Default Service Registry Patches are online as well as Windows Vista Retail Default Service Registry Patches and Windows Vista SP1 Default Service Registry Patches.

Breakdown of all changes to date: Vista Information Changelog.

“Optional” services installed with Add/Remove Windows Components as well as Windows Live Essentials are included.

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 came across so you do not have to discover them on your own. If information on this page needs a revision or expanded, please feel free to comment below.

An * (asterisk) indicates changes from the default.

Two ** (asterisks) indicates changes from Service Pack 1 to Service Pack 2.

Three *** (asterisks) indicates optional services installed with Windows Live Essentials.

Notes for a Happier Computer and User

  • Do not use “msconfig” to disable services, type “services.msc” in the Run box instead!
  • Before disabling any service, check out the service information about each by selecting the service name links provided.
  • If you do not wish to select/change each service by hand, I offer up Service Registry files to adjust them with only a few clicks. Currently, “Default” and “Safe” are available.
  • If you wish to create a custom registry file, you can use my Custom Services Registry File Tool.
  • Service settings are global, meaning changes apply to all users.
  • All of these services are “Standard” with Windows Vista SP2 as well as “Optional” services installed with Add/Remove Windows Components and Windows Live Essentials. If you discover a service that is not listed here, another application, driver or program installed them. A few of the more common ones are listed here.
  • Still unsure? Put your setting to the listing under “Safe.”
  • After adjusting your service settings, reboot your computer.
  • Before posting your question in the comments below, see if your question has been addressed in the FAQ!
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Table Header Information

  • The columns are sortable.Select the column header to sort by that field.
  • DEFAULT ~ What Bill G. thinks should be running on Windows Vista.
  • “Safe” Configuration ~ This is the configuration that 95% of the people will be able to use with little or no side effects. It will also minimizes the amount of “errors” that is reported in the Event Viewer. This does notguarantee it will work for you, but if adjusting your services scares you, this configuration would be a good starting point.
    • 17 service settings have been changed from the default annotated by an (*) asterisk.
  • “Tweaked” ~ This is the configuration that I have developed to reduce the “Safe” services started, but maintain system security. This does notguarantee it will work for you.
    • 52 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, Windows Firewall and Windows Update active.
    • This configuration is not for a Windows Media Center PC. In this case, use “Safe”.
  • “Bare-bones” ~ WARNING!!~ This configuration disables many built in features of Windows Vista as well as several security features.
    • 76 service settings have been changed from the default annotated by an (*) asterisk.
    • This configuration is not for a system that is directly connected to the internet as Windows Defender and Windows Firewall are disabled.
    • This configuration is not for a laptop system as wireless networking (as well as Defender and Firewall) are disabled and will not be able to counter attacks while roaming on some random wireless connection outside of the home.
    • This configuration is not for a system that internal network attacks are an issue. For example: Multiple PC’s with multiple family members and inexperienced users. For this situation, I highly recommend “Safe” to ensure network security and Windows Update compatibility.
    • This is not for a system that provides networked resources, such as printers, Media Center, and WMP library to other LAN connected computers.
    • Use this configuration at your own risk. It is only provided here as a reference for me to adjust my system setting. If you tweak your Vista OS, use “Safe.”

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. 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 ~ Manual mode allows Windows to start a service when needed. However, very few services will start up when required in Manual mode. If you find you need a service, place it into Automatic.
  • 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.

Service Dependency Abbreviation Information

  • HB ~ Windows Vista Home Basic
  • HP ~ Windows Vista Home Premium
  • B ~ Windows Vista Business
  • U ~ Windows Vista Ultimate
  • E ~ Windows Vista Enterprise
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Name
Service Name
(Registry)
DEFAULT Home BasicDEFAULT Home PremiumDEFAULT BusinessDEFAULT UltimateDEFAULT Enterprise"Safe""Tweaked""Bare-bones"
ActiveX Installer (AxInstSV)AxInstSVNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Application ExperienceAeLookupSvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticDisabled *Disabled *
Application Host Helper ServiceAppHostSvcNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Application InformationAppinfoManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManualManual
Application Layer Gateway ServiceALGManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Application ManagementAppMgmtNot AvailableNot AvailableManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
ASP.NET State Serviceaspnet_stateNot AvailableNot Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Background Intelligent Transfer ServiceBITSAutomatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)
Base Filtering EngineBFEAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
Block Level Backup Engine ServicewbengineNot AvailableNot AvailableManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Certificate PropagationCertPropSvcManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Client for NFSNfsClntNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
CNG Key IsolationKeyIsoManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
COM+ Event SystemEventSystemAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
COM+ System ApplicationCOMSysAppManual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started) **ManualManualManual
Computer BrowserBrowserAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Cryptographic ServicesCryptSvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
DCOM Server Process LauncherDcomLaunchAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Desktop Window Manager Session ManagerUxSmsAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
DFS ReplicationDFSRManualManualManualManualManualManualUninstalled *Uninstalled *
DHCP ClientDhcpAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Diagnostic Policy ServiceDPSAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticDisabled *Disabled *
Diagnostic Service HostWdiServiceHostManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Diagnostic System HostWdiSystemHostManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualDisabled *Disabled *
Distributed Link Tracking ClientTrkWksAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Distributed Transaction CoordinatorMSDTCManual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started) **ManualDisabled *Disabled *
DNS ClientDnscacheAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Extensible Authentication ProtocolEapHostManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
FaxFaxNot AvailableNot AvailableManualManualNot Installed (Manual)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
FTP Publishing ServiceMSFTPSVCNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Function Discovery Provider HostfdPHostManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Function Discovery Resource PublicationFDResPubAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticDisabled *Disabled *
Group Policy ClientgpsvcAutomatic (Started) **Automatic (Started) **Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Health Key and Certificate ManagementhkmsvcManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Human Interface Device AccesshidservManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
IIS Admin ServiceIISADMINNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying ModulesIKEEXTAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
Indexing ServiceCISVCNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Interactive Services DetectionUI0DetectManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)SharedAccessDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabled
IP HelperiphlpsvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
IPsec Policy AgentPolicyAgentAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction CoordinatorKtmRMAutomatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Disabled *
Link-Layer Topology Discovery MapperlltdsvcManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Message QueuingMSMQNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Message Queuing TriggersMSMQTriggersNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v2.0.50727clr_optimization_v2.0.50727ManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator ServiceMSiSCSIManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy ProviderswprvManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Multimedia Class SchedulerMMCSSAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Net.Msmq Listener AdapterNetMsmqActivatorNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Net.Pipe Listener AdapterNetPipeActivatorNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Net.Tcp Listener AdapterNetTcpActivatorNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Net.Tcp Port Sharing ServiceNetTcpPortSharingDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabled
NetlogonNetlogonManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Network Access Protection AgentnapagentManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Network ConnectionsNetmanManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManualManual
Network List ServicenetprofmAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Network Location AwarenessNlaSvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Network Store Interface ServicensiAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Offline FilesCscServiceNot AvailableNot AvailableAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Parental ControlsWPCSvcManualManualNot InstalledManualNot AvailableManualDisabled *Disabled *
Peer Name Resolution ProtocolPNRPsvcManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Peer Networking Groupingp2psvcManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Peer Networking Identity Managerp2pimsvcManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Performance Logs & AlertsplaManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Plug and PlayPlugPlayAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
PnP-X IP Bus EnumeratorIPBusEnumManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
PNRP Machine Name Publication ServicePNRPAutoRegManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Portable Device Enumerator ServiceWPDBusEnumAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticDisabled *Disabled *
Print SpoolerSpoolerAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel SupportwercplsupportManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Program Compatibility Assistant ServicePcaSvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
Protected StorageProtectedStorageManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Quality Windows Audio Video ExperienceQWAVEManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
ReadyBoostEMDMgmtAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
Remote Access Auto Connection ManagerRasAutoManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Remote Access Connection ManagerRasManManual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManualManual
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)RpcSsAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) LocatorRpcLocatorManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Remote RegistryRemoteRegistryManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Removable StorageNtmsSvcNot Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
RIP ListeneripripNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Routing and Remote AccessRemoteAccessDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabled
SeaPort ***SeaPortNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Secondary LogonseclogonAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol ServiceSstpSvcManual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started) **ManualManualManual
Security Accounts ManagerSamSsAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Security CenterwscsvcAutomatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Disabled *
ServerLanmanServerAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Shell Hardware DetectionShellHWDetectionAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
Simple TCP/IP ServicessimptcpNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
SL UI Notification ServiceSLUINotifyManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Smart CardSCardSvrManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Smart Card Removal PolicySCPolicySvcManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
SNMP ServiceSNMPNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
SNMP TrapSNMPTRAPManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Software LicensingslsvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
SSDP DiscoverySSDPSRVManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManualManual
SuperfetchSysMainAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
System Event Notification Service SENSAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Tablet PC Input Service TabletInputServiceAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Task SchedulerScheduleAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
TCP/IP NetBIOS HelperlmhostsAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
TCP/IP Print ServerLPDSVCNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
TelephonyTapiSrvManual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManualManual
TelnetTlntSvrNot Installed (Disabled)Not Installed (Disabled)Not Installed (Disabled)Not Installed (Disabled)Not Installed (Disabled)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Terminal ServicesTermServiceAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
Terminal Services ConfigurationSessionEnvManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Terminal Services UserMode Port RedirectorUmRdpServiceNot AvailableNot AvailableManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
ThemesThemesAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
Thread Ordering ServerTHREADORDERManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
TPM Base ServicesTBSAutomatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Manual *Manual *Manual *
UPnP Device HostupnphostAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
User Profile ServiceProfSvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Virtual DiskvdsManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Volume Shadow CopyVSSManual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started) **ManualManualManual
Web Management ServiceWMSvcNot AvailableNot Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
WebClientWebClientAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Windows AudioAudioSrvAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Windows Audio Endpoint BuilderAudioEndpointBuilderAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Windows BackupSDRSVCManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Windows CardSpaceidsvcManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Windows Color SystemWcsPlugInServiceManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Windows Connect Now – Config RegistrarwcncsvcManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Windows DefenderWinDefendAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
Windows Driver Foundation – User-mode Driver FrameworkwudfsvcAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticManual
Windows Error Reporting ServiceWerSvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticDisabled *Disabled *
Windows Event CollectorWecsvcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Windows Event LogEventlogAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Windows FirewallMpsSvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)stisvcManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Windows InstallermsiserverManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Windows Live Family Safety ***fsssvcNot Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Windows Management InstrumentationWinmgmtAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Windows Media Center Extender ServiceMcx2SvcNot AvailableDisabledNot AvailableDisabledNot AvailableDisabledDisabledDisabled
Windows Media Center Receiver ServiceehRecvrNot AvailableManualNot AvailableManualNot AvailableManualDisabled *Disabled *
Windows Media Center Scheduler ServiceehSchedNot AvailableManualNot AvailableManualNot AvailableManualDisabled *Disabled *
Windows Media Center Service LauncherehstartNot AvailableAutomatic (Delayed Start)Not AvailableAutomatic (Delayed Start)Not AvailableAutomatic (Delayed Start)Disabled *Disabled *
Windows Media Player Network Sharing ServiceWMPNetworkSvcManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Windows Modules InstallerTrustedInstallerManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0FontCache3.0.0.0ManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Windows Process Activation ServiceWASNot Installed (Manual, Started)Not Installed (Manual, Started)Not Installed (Manual, Started)Not Installed (Manual, Started)Not Installed (Manual, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)WinRMManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Windows SearchWsearchAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Windows TimeW32TimeAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Windows UpdatewuauservAutomatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery ServiceWinHttpAutoProxySvcManual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Manual (Started) **Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Wired AutoConfigdot3svcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
WLAN AutoConfigWlansvcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
WMI Performance AdapterwmiApSrvManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
WorkstationLanmanWorkstationAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
World Wide Web Publishing ServiceW3SVCNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed

An * (asterisk) indicates changes from the default.

Two ** (asterisks) indicates changes from Service Pack 1 to Service Pack 2.

Three *** (asterisks) indicates optional services installed with Windows Live Essentials.