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Black Viper’s Windows 10 Service Configurations

Introduction

This information is based upon the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803/17134.1) released April 2018.

Please note: this information is no longer updated. Please take that fact into consideration when reviewing this information.

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 (1803) and OS Build (17134.1 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”.
  • 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, 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.
  • Services that changed from Creators Update to Fall Creators Update include:
    • Capability Access Manager Service is new.
    • Diagnostic Execution Service is new.
    • GraphicsPerfSvc is new
    • LPA Service renamed to Local Profile Assistant Service.
    • Natural Authentication Service changed from Manual to Manual (Trigger Start) by default.
    • Optimize Drives changed from Disabled to Manual by default.
    • PrintWorkflow_????? is new.
    • Program Compatibility Assistant Service changed from Automatic to Manual by default.
    • Spatial Data Service is new.
    • Tile Data model server changed from Automatic to Manual by default.
    • Token Broker is removed and renamed to Web Account Manager
    • Update Orchestrator Service for Windows Update renamed to Update Orchestrator Service.
    • WarpJITSvc is new.
    • Windows Camera Frame Server changed from Manual to Manual (Trigger Start).
    • Windows Firewall renamed to Windows Defender Firewall.
    • Windows Perception Service is new.
    • Windows Store Install Service is new.
    • Xbox Game Monitoring is new.
  • Services that changed from Fall Creators Update to April 2018 Update include:
    • AVCTP service is new.
    • AssignedAccessManager Service is new. Not available for Windows 10 Home.
    • Bluetooth Audio Gateway Service is new.
    • Bluetooth Handsfree Service is removed. (BthHFSrv)
    • Bluetooth User Support Service_????? is new.
    • CaptureService_????? is new. Not available for Windows 10 Home.
    • Certificate Propagation changed from Manual to Manual (Trigger Start).
    • DevicePicker_????? is new.
    • Diagnostic Execution Service changed from Manual to Manual (Trigger Start).
    • GameDVR and Broadcast User Service_????? is new.
    • HomeGroup Listener is removed.
    • HomeGroup Provider is removed.
    • Microsoft Passport changed from Manual to Manual (Trigger Start).
    • Microsoft Passport Container changed from Manual to Manual (Trigger Start).
    • Microsoft Store Install Service is new (renamed from Windows Store Install Service).
    • Natural Authentication changed from Manual to Manual (Trigger Start).
    • Parental Controls is new.
    • System Guard Runtime Monitor Broker is new.
    • Tile Data model server is removed. (tiledatamodelsvc)
    • Windows Insider Service changed from Manual to Manual (Trigger Start).
    • Windows Push Notifications User Service_????? changed from Manual to Automatic (Running) and cannot be disabled to have the ability to be disabled.
    • Windows PushToInstall Service is new.
    • Windows Store Install Service renamed to Microsoft Store Install Service.
    • Windows Update Medic Service is new.
    • Xbox Game Monitoring changed from cannot be disabled to have the ability to be disabled.
    • XboxNetApiSvc renamed to Xbox Live Networking 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 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!
    • Bluetooth services are disabled. If you required such capability, these will need to be looked at.
    • 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 unavailable 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 Name Service 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) AxInstSV Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
AllJoyn Router Service AJRouter Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Disabled *
App Readiness AppReadiness Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Application Host Helper Service ** AppHostSvc Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed If installed (Automatic, Running)
Application Identity AppIDSvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Application Information Appinfo Manual (Trigger Start, Running) Manual (Trigger Start, Running) Manual Manual Manual
Application Layer Gateway Service ALG Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * Old functionality no longer needed.
Application Management AppMgmt Not Available Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Required for Group Policy software management
AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) AppXSVC Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Windows Store integration. Cannot be disabled via services.msc
AssignedAccessManager Service AssignedAccessManagerSvc Not Available Manual Manual Manual Manual
ASP.NET State Service ** aspnet_state Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed If installed: (Manual)
Auto Time Zone Updater tzautoupdate Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
AVCTP service BthAvctpSvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Do not disable if you are using Bluetooth Audio Device or Wireless Headphones.
Background Intelligent Transfer Service BITS Manual 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 Service BrokerInfrastructure Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Base Filtering Engine BFE Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Do not disable due to Windows Firewall integration.
BitLocker Drive Encryption Service BDESVC Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual Do not disable if using storage encryption.
Block Level Backup Engine Service wbengine Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Used by Windows Backup
Bluetooth Audio Gateway Service BTAGService Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Disabled * New. Wireless headsets.
Bluetooth Support Service bthserv Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Disabled * Disable if no requirement for Bluetooth devices is desired.
Bluetooth User Support Service_????? BluetoothUserService_????? Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual New
BranchCache PeerDistSvc Not Available Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * Used by Windows Update for download sharing.
Capability Access Manager Service camsvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
CaptureService_????? CaptureService_????? Not Available Manual Manual Manual Disabled * New. OneCore Capture Service.
Certificate Propagation CertPropSvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Disabled * Used with Smart Card login. No harm in keeping the default Manual mode.
Claims to Windows Token Service ** c2wts Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed If installed: (Manual)
Client for NFS NfsClnt Not Available Not Available Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * Network File System Client available in Education/Enterprise versions.
Client License Service (ClipSVC) ClipSVC Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual Cannot be disabled via services.msc
CNG Key Isolation KeyIso Manual (Trigger Start, Running) Manual (Trigger Start, Running) Manual Manual Manual Do not disable.
COM+ Event System EventSystem Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Do not disable.
COM+ System Application COMSysApp Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Do not disable.
Computer Browser Browser Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual Network discovery of systems on local network.
Connected Device Platform Service CDPSvc Automatic (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) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Connected User Experiences and Telemetry DiagTrack Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Feedback and Diagnostics.
Contact Data_????? PimIndexMaintenanceSvc_????? Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Cannot be disabled via services.msc
CoreMessaging CoreMessagingRegistrar Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Credential Manager VaultSvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Do not disable.
Cryptographic Services CryptSvc Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Do not disable.
Data Sharing Service DsSvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Data Usage DusmSvc Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
DCOM Server Process Launcher DcomLaunch Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Delivery Optimization DoSvc Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Device Association Service DeviceAssociationService Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Device Install Service DeviceInstall Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Device Management Enrollment Service DmEnrollmentSvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Device Setup Manager DsmSVC Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
DevicePicker_????? DevicePickerUserSvc_????? Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual New. Cannot be disabled via services.msc
DevicesFlow_????? DevicesFlowUserSvc_????? Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Cannot be disabled via services.msc
DevQuery Background Discovery Broker DevQueryBroker Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
DHCP Client Dhcp Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Do not disable.
Diagnostic Execution Service diagsvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Diagnostic Policy Service DPS Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Diagnostic Service Host WdiServiceHost Manual (Running) Manual (Running) Manual Manual Manual
Diagnostic System Host WdiSystemHost Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Distributed Link Tracking Client TrkWks Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Distributed Transaction Coordinator MSDTC Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
dmwappushsvc dmwappushsvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
DNS Client Dnscache Automatic (Trigger Start, Running) Automatic (Trigger Start, Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Do not disable.
Downloaded Maps Manager MapsBroker Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * I do not use Windows/Bing maps. Google for the win here.
DS Role Server ** DsRoleSvc Not Available Not Installed Not installed Not installed Not installed If installed: (Manual)
Embedded Mode embeddedmode Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Encrypting File System (EFS) EFS Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual Do not disable.
Enterprise App Management Service EntAppSvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Extensible Authentication Protocol Service EapHost Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Fax ** Fax Manual Manual Uninstalled * Uninstalled * Uninstalled *
File History Service fhsvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual Used by Windows Backup.
Function Discovery Provider Host fdPHost Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Function Discovery Resource Publication FDResPub Manual (Running) Manual (Running) Manual Manual Manual
GameDVR and Broadcast User Service_????? BcastDVRUserService_????? Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual New. Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Geolocation Service lfsvc Manual (Trigger Start, Running) Manual (Trigger Start, Running) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
GraphicsPerfSvc GraphicsPerfSvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Group Policy Client gpsvc Automatic (Trigger Start) Automatic (Trigger Start) Automatic Automatic Automatic Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Host Network Service ** hns Not Available Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed If installed: (Manual)
Human Interface Device Service hidserv Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual Manufacture function keys generally on laptops for volume, screen brightness, etc.
HV Host Service HvHost Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Hyper-V Data Exchange Service vmickvpexchange Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Hyper-V Guest Service Interface vmicguestinterface Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service vmicshutdown Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Hyper-V Heartbeat Service vmicheartbeat Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Hyper-V Host Compute Service ** vmcompute Not Available Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed If installed: (Manual, Trigger Start, Running)
Hyper-V PowerShell Direct Service vmicvmsession Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Hyper-V Remote Desktop Virtualization Service vmicrdv Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Hyper-V Time Synchronization Service vmictimesync Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management ** vmms Not Available Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor vmicvss Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
IIS Admin Service ** IISADMIN Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Do not install.
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules IKEEXT Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Infrared monitor service irmon Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * File transfer via infrared devices.
Interactive Services Detection UI0Detect Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) SharedAccess Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * Old service no longer needed.
IP Helper iphlpsvc Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Disabled * IPv6 translation.
IP Translation Configuration Service IpxlatCfgSvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Disabled * IPv6 translation.
IPsec Policy Agent PolicyAgent Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator KtmRm Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper lltdsvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Local Profile Assistant Service wlpasvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Local Session Manager LSM Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Cannot be disabled via services.msc
LPD Service ** LPDSVC Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
LxssManager ** LxssManager Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Message Queuing ** MSMQ Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Message Queuing Triggers ** MSMQTriggers Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
MessagingService_????? MessagingService_????? Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Microsoft (R) Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector Service diagnosticshub.standardcollector.service Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant wlidsvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual Running if using MS account to log in to computer.
Microsoft App-V Client AppVClient Not Available Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
Microsoft FTP Service ** ftpsvc Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service MSiSCSI Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * Enable only if iSCSI device connectivity is required (rare for home user).
Microsoft Keyboard Filter ** MsKeyboardFilter Not Installed (Disabled) Not Installed (Disabled) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Microsoft Passport NgcSvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Microsoft Passport Container NgcCtnrSvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider swprv Manual (Runningat boot, then stops) Manual (Runningat boot, then stops) Manual Manual Manual Used by Windows Backup.
Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP smphost Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Probably One Drive functionality.
Microsoft Store Install Service InstallService Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service SmsRouter Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
MultiPoint Repair Service ** WmsRepair Not Available Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Leave Not Installed.
MultiPoint Service ** Wms Not Available Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Leave Not Installed.
Natural Authentication NaturalAuthentication Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Disabled * Silly bio-metrics or face recognition login.
Net.Msmq Listener Adapter ** NetMsmqActivator Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Leave Not Installed.
Net.Pipe Listener Adapter ** NetPipeActivator Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Leave Not Installed.
Net.Tcp Listener Adapter ** NetTcpActivator Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Leave Not Installed.
Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service ** NetTcpPortSharing Disabled (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.
Netlogon Netlogon Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Used only with a domain controller environment.
Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup NcdAutoSetup Manual (Trigger Start, Running) Manual (Trigger Start, Running) Manual Manual Disabled *
Network Connection Broker NcbService Manual (Trigger Start, Running) Manual (Trigger Start, Running) Manual Manual Manual
Network Connections Netman Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Network Connectivity Assistant NcaSVC Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Network List Service netprofm Manual (Running) Manual (Running) Manual Manual Manual
Network Location Awareness NlaSvc Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Network Setup Service NetSetupSvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Network Store Interface Service nsi Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Offline Files CscService Not Available Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
OpenSSH Authentication Agent ssh-agent Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual New.
Optimize Drives defragsvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Parental Controls WpcMonSvc Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * New.
Payments and NFC/SE Manager SEMgrSvc Manual (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 Protocol PNRPsvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Peer Networking Grouping p2psvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Peer Networking Identity Manager p2pimsvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Performance Counter DLL Host PerfHost Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Performance Logs & Alerts pla Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Phone Service PhoneSvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * Windows Phone Service.
Plug and Play PlugPlay Manual (Running) Manual (Running) Manual Manual Manual Do not disable.
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service PNRPAutoReg Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Portable Device Enumerator Service WPDBusEnum Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Power Power Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Print Spooler Spooler Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Do not disable.
Printer Extensions and Notifications PrintNotify Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
PrintWorkflow_????? PrintWorkflowUserSvc_????? Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support wercplsupport Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Program Compatibility Assistant Service PcaSvc Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Quality Windows Audio Video Experience QWAVE Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Radio Management Service RmSvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Keep Manual for Mobile devices, Disabled stops all wireless communication, including Bluetooth and WiFi.
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager RasAuto Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Remote Access Connection Manager RasMan Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Remote Desktop Configuration SessionEnv Manual (Maybe Runningwhen using Remote Desktop) Manual (Maybe Running when using Remote Desktop) Manual Manual Disabled *
Remote Desktop Services TermService Manual (Maybe Running when using Remote Desktop) Manual (Maybe Running when using Remote Desktop) Manual Manual Disabled *
Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector UmRdpService Manual (Maybe Running when using Remote Desktop) Manual (Maybe Running when using Remote Desktop) Manual Manual Disabled *
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) RpcSs Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator RpcLocator Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * No function in Windows 10.
Remote Registry RemoteRegistry Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
Retail Demo Service RetailDemo Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * Not disabled by default? Really?
RIP Listener ** iprip Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Leave Not Installed.
Routing and Remote Access RemoteAccess Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
RPC Endpoint Mapper RpcEptMapper Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Secondary Logon seclogon Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service SstpSvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual SSTP VPN Capability.
Security Accounts Manager SamSs Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Security Center wscsvc Automatic (Delayed Start, Running) Automatic (Delayed Start, Running) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Sensor Data Service SensorDataService Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Manual Disabled * Leave as default for laptops and tablets.
Sensor Monitoring Service SensrSvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Manual Disabled * Leave as default for laptops and tablets.
Sensor Service SensorService Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Manual Disabled * Leave as default for laptops and tablets.
Server LanmanServer Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Shared PC Account Manager shpamsvc Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
Shell Hardware Detection ShellHWDetection Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Autoplay
Simple TCP/IP Services ** simptcp Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Keep Not Installed.
Smart Card SCardSvr Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Not needed if Smart Card login is not in use.
Smart Card Device Enumeration Service ScDeviceEnum Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * Not needed if Smart Card login is not in use.
Smart Card Removal Policy SCPolicySvc Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * Not needed if Smart Card login is not in use.
SNMP Service ** SNMP Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Keep Not Installed.
SNMP Trap SNMPTRAP Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Software Protection sppsvc Automatic (Delayed Start,Trigger Start) Automatic (Delayed Start,Trigger Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Spatial Data Service SharedRealitySvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Virtual Reality data manager.
Spot Verifier svsvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
SSDP Discovery SSDPSRV Manual (Running) Manual (Running) Manual Manual Manual UPnP functionality. Possible security risk.
State Repository Service StateRepository Manual (Running) Manual (Running) Manual Manual Manual Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Still Image Acquisition Events WiaRpc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Storage Service StorSvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual Required for Windows Store.
Storage Tiers Management TieringEngineService Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Superfetch SysMain Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Sync Host_????? OneSyncSvc_????? Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
System Event Notification Service SENS Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
System Events Broker SystemEventsBroker Automatic (Trigger Start, Running) Automatic (Trigger Start, Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Cannot be disabled via services.msc
System Guard Runtime Monitor Broker SgrmBroker Automatic (Delayed Start, Running) Automatic (Delayed Start, Running) Automatic (Delayed Start, Running) Automatic (Delayed Start, Running) Automatic (Delayed Start, Running) New.
Task Scheduler Schedule Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Cannot be disabled via services.msc
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper lmhosts Manual (Trigger Start, Running) Manual (Trigger Start, Running) Manual Manual Manual
Telephony TapiSrv Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Themes Themes Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Time Broker TimeBroker Manual (Trigger Start, Running) Manual (Trigger Start, Running) Manual Manual Manual
Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service TabletInputService Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Manual Disabled * Keep in Manual for laptop touch screens and tablets.
Unified Write Filter Servicing Helper Service ** UwfServcingSvc Not Available Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Keep Not Installed. If installed: (Disabled)
Update Orchestrator Service for Windows Update UsoSvc Manual (Running) Manual (Running) Manual Manual Manual
UPnP Device Host upnphost Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
User Data Access_????? UserDataSvc_????? Manual (Running) Manual (Running) Manual Manual Manual Cannot be disabled via services.msc
User Data Storage_????? UnistoreSvc_????? Manual (Running) Manual (Running) Manual Manual Manual Cannot be disabled via services.msc
User Experience Virtualization Service UevAgentService Not Available Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
User Manager UserManager Automatic (Trigger Start, Running) Automatic (Trigger Start, Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
User Profile Service ProfSvc Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Virtual Disk vds Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Volume Shadow Copy VSS Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Windows Backup.
W3C Logging Service ** W3LOGSVC Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed Keep Not Installed. If installed: (Manual)
WalletService WalletService Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Web Management Service ** WMSVC Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
WarpJITSvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Web Account Manager TokenBroker Manual (Running) Manual (Running) Manual Manual Manual
WebClient WebClient Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Disabled *
Wi-Fi Direct Services Connection Manager Service WFDSConSvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Manual Disabled * Connect to wireless display.
Windows Audio AudioSrv Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Do not disable.
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder AudioEndpointBuilder Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Do not disable.
Windows Backup SDRSVC Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Do not disable.
Windows Biometric Service WbioSrvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Windows Camera Frame Server FrameServer Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * Could be needed to capture webcam frames.
Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar wcncsvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled *
Windows Connection Manager Wcmsvc Automatic (Trigger Start, Running) Automatic (Trigger Start, Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Service Sense Not Available Manual Manual Manual Manual
Windows Defender Antivirus Network Inspection Service WdNisSvc Manual (Running) Manual (Running) Manual Manual Manual Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Windows Defender Antivirus Service WinDefend Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Windows Defender Firewall MpsSvc Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Windows Defender Security Center Service SecurityHealthService Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Windows Encryption Provider Host Service WEPHOSTSVC Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Windows Error Reporting Service WerSvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Windows Event Collector Wecsvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Windows Event Log EventLog Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Windows Font Cache Service FontCache Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) StiSvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Windows Insider Service wisvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * Disable if not beta testing new versions of Windows via the Insider program.
Windows Installer msiserver Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Cannot be disabled via services.msc
Windows License Manager Service LicenseManager Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual Windows Store.
Windows Management Instrumentation Winmgmt Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service ** WMPNetworkSvc Manual Manual Disabled * (Uninstalled) Disabled * (Uninstalled) Disabled * (Uninstalled)
Windows Mobile Hotspot Service icssvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * Mobile Network Connection (3G, 4G, LTE, Etc). Disable on devices without those options.
Windows Modules Installer TrustedInstaller Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Windows Perception Service spectrum Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual New Virtual Reality Service
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0 ** FontCache3.0.0.0 Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Windows Process Activation Service ** WAS Not Installed (Manual, Running) Not Installed (Manual, Running) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Windows Push Notifications System Service WpnService Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Windows Push Notifications User Service_????? WpnUserService_????? Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Windows PushToInstall Service PushToInstall Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual New.
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) WinRM Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Windows Search WSearch Automatic (Delayed Start, Running) Automatic (Delayed Start, Running) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Windows Time W32Time Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Windows Update wuauserv Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual Do not disable.
Windows Update Medic Service WaaSMedicSvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual New.
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service WinHttpAutoProxySvc Manual (Running) Manual (Running) Manual Manual Manual
Wired AutoConfig dot3svc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
WLAN AutoConfig WlanSvc Automatic Automatic Manual Automatic Manual Automatic with Wireless Card Installed.
WMI Performance Adapter wmiApSrv Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Work Folders ** workfolderssvc Manual Manual Uninstalled * Uninstalled * Uninstalled *
Workstation LanmanWorkstation Automatic (Running) Automatic (Running) Automatic Automatic Automatic
World Wide Web Publishing Service ** W3SVC Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed (Automatic, Running) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed If installed: (Automatic, Running). Do not install.
WWAN AutoConfig WwanSvc Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * Mobile Network Connection (3G, 4G, LTE, Etc). Disable on devices without those options.
Xbox Accessory Management Service XboxGipSvc Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual
Xbox Game Monitoring xbgm Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Manual Manual Manual Cannot be disabled via services.msc, but will not trigger start if XBOX Live Auth is Disabled.
Xbox Live Auth Manager XblAuthManager Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * Leave in Manual if using any XBOX console PC to Console functions.
Xbox Live Game Save XblGameSave Manual (Trigger Start) Manual (Trigger Start) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * Leave in Manual if using any XBOX console PC to Console functions.
Xbox Live Networking Service XboxNetApiSvc Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled * Leave in Manual if using any XBOX console PC to 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