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Black Viper’s Windows 7 Service Configurations

Introduction

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.

Breakdown of all changes to date: Windows 7 Information Changelog.

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.

Please note: this information is no longer updated.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

An * (asterisk) indicates changes from the default

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

  • Head to Start
  • Select Control Panel
  • Select Programs
  • Select Programs and Features
  • Select Turn Windows Features on or off

Three *** (asterisks) indicates they are 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 or check this FAQ!
  • Before disabling any service, check out the service information about each by selecting the service name links provided.
  • Service settings are global, meaning changes apply to all users.
  • All of these services are “Standard” with Windows 7 and installed by default, by Add/Remove Windows Features, or installed via 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.
  • WLAN Autoconfig service is required for normal operation of your wireless network card. It is listed here as Manual due to most desktops not needing wireless access, but if you do have a wireless network card installed, it will be in Automatic by default.
  • Still unsure? Put your setting to “Manual” or the listing under “Safe.” Manual allows Windows 7 to start the service when it needs to (or when ever it feels like it), but not at boot up. Depending on your configuration, not all services will start when required while in “Manual” mode. If you find you need a service, place it in Automatic.
  • After adjusting your service settings, reboot your computer.

Table Header Information

  • The columns are sortable. Select the column header to sort by that field.
  • DEFAULT ~ What MS thinks should be running on Windows 7.
  • “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 not guarantee it will work for you, but if adjusting your services scares you, this configuration would be a good starting point.
    • 19 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 not guarantee it will work for you.
    • 57 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, HomeGroup access 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 7 as well as several security features.
    • 85 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, Windows Firewall and Windows Update 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 Windows 7 OS, use “Safe” unless you read and understand what you are doing.

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.
  • “Not Available” ~ A service that does not apply to the particular version.
  • “Uninstalled” ~ The ability to uninstall a service that I recommend to be removed by using Add/Remove Windows Features.

Service Dependency Abbreviation Information

  • S ~ Windows 7 Starter
  • HB ~ Windows 7 Home Basic
  • HP ~ Windows 7 Home Premium
  • P ~ Windows 7 Professional
  • U ~ Windows 7 Ultimate
  • E ~ Windows 7 Enterprise

Service Default Registry Entries

  • These entries are exported directly from the registry of a default Windows 7 installation.
  • They are in the .reg file format (many entries are in hex notation), not as you would actually view the content via regedit.exe.
  • The particular location extracted is under: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\
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Name
Service Name
(Registry)
DEFAULT Starter DEFAULT Home Basic DEFAULT Home Premium DEFAULT Professional DEFAULT Ultimate DEFAULT Enterprise "Safe" Tweaked Bare-bones
ActiveX Installer (AxInstSV) AxInstSV Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Adaptive Brightness SensrSvc Not Available Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Application Experience AeLookupSvc Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Manual Manual
Application Host Helper Service ** AppHostSvc Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Application Identity AppIDSvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Application Information Appinfo Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Manual Manual
Application Layer Gateway Service ALG Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Application Management AppMgmt Not Available Not Available Not Available Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
ASP.NET State Service ** aspnet_state Not Available Not Available Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Background Intelligent Transfer Service BITS Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled *
Base Filtering Engine BFE Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Disabled *
BitLocker Drive Encryption Service BDESVC Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Block Level Backup Engine Service wbengine Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled *
Bluetooth Support Service bthserv Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
BranchCache PeerDistSvc Not Available Not Available Not Available Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Certificate Propagation CertPropSvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Client for NFS ** NfsClnt Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
CNG Key Isolation KeyIso Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Manual Disabled *
COM+ Event System EventSystem Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
COM+ System Application COMSysApp Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Computer Browser Browser Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Manual Manual
Credential Manager VaultSvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Cryptographic Services CryptSvc Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
DCOM Server Process Launcher DcomLaunch Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Desktop Window Manager Session Manager UxSms Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Disabled *
DHCP Client Dhcp Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Diagnostic Policy Service DPS Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Disabled * Disabled *
Diagnostic Service Host WdiServiceHost Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Diagnostic System Host WdiSystemHost Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Disk Defragmenter defragsvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Distributed Link Tracking Client TrkWks Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Distributed Transaction Coordinator MSDTC Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Manual Manual
DNS Client Dnscache Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Disabled *
Encrypting File System (EFS) EFS Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Extensible Authentication Protocol EapHost Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled *
Fax ** Fax Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Uninstalled *
Function Discovery Provider Host fdPHost Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Function Discovery Resource Publication FDResPub Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Disabled * Disabled *
Group Policy Client gpsvc Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Health Key and Certificate Management hkmsvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
HomeGroup Listener HomeGroupListener Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Manual Disabled *
HomeGroup Provider HomeGroupProvider Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Manual Disabled *
Human Interface Device Access hidserv Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
IIS Admin Service ** IISADMIN Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules IKEEXT Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled *
Indexing Service ** CISVC Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Started, Automatic) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Interactive Services Detection UI0Detect Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) SharedAccess Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
IP Helper iphlpsvc Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
IPsec Policy Agent PolicyAgent Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled *
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator KtmRm Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper lltdsvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
LPD Service ** LPDSVC Not Available Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Media Center Extender Service ** Mcx2Svc Not Available Not Available Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Uninstalled *
Message Queuing ** MSMQ Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Message Queuing Triggers ** MSMQTriggers Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v2.0.50727 clr_optimization_v2.0.50727 Manual Manual Manual Automatic (Delayed Start, Started Manual Automatic (Delayed Start, Started Manual Manual Manual
Microsoft FTP Service ** ftpsvc Not Available Not Available Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service MSiSCSI Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider swprv Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Multimedia Class Scheduler MMCSS Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Net.Msmq Listener Adapter ** NetMsmqActivator Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Net.Pipe Listener Adapter ** NetPipeActivator Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Net.Tcp Listener Adapter ** NetTcpActivator Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service ** NetTcpPortSharing Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Uninstalled *
Netlogon Netlogon Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Network Access Protection Agent napagent Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Network Connections Netman Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Manual Manual
Network List Service netprofm Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Manual Manual
Network Location Awareness NlaSvc Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Network Store Interface Service nsi Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Offline Files CscService Not Available Not Available Not Available Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Parental Controls WPCSvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Peer Name Resolution Protocol PNRPsvc Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Peer Networking Grouping p2psvc Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Peer Networking Identity Manager p2pimsvc Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Performance Logs & Alerts pla Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Plug and Play PlugPlay Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator IPBusEnum Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service PNRPAutoReg Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Portable Device Enumerator Service WPDBusEnum Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Power Power Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Print Spooler Spooler Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support wercplsupport Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Program Compatibility Assistant Service PcaSvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Protected Storage ProtectedStorage Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Manual Manual
Quality Windows Audio Video Experience QWAVE Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager RasAuto Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Remote Access Connection Manager RasMan Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Remote Desktop Configuration SessionEnv Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Remote Desktop Services TermService Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector UmRdpService Not Available Not Available Not Available Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) RpcSs Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator RpcLocator Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Remote Registry RemoteRegistry Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
RIP Listener ** iprip Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Routing and Remote Access RemoteAccess Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
RPC Endpoint Mapper RpcEptMapper Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
SeaPort *** SeaPort Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Secondary Logon seclogon Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service SstpSvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled *
Security Accounts Manager SamSs Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Security Center wscsvc Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Automatic (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 *
Server LanmanServer Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Shell Hardware Detection ShellHWDetection Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Simple TCP/IP Services ** simptcp Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Smart Card SCardSvr Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Smart Card Removal Policy SCPolicySvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
SNMP Service ** SNMP Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
SNMP Trap SNMPTRAP Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Software Protection sppsvc Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Automatic (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)
SPP Notification Service sppuinotify Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Manual Manual
SSDP Discovery SSDPSRV Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Manual Manual
Storage Service StorSvc Not Available Not Available Not Available Manual Not Available Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Superfetch SysMain Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
System Event Notification Service SENS Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Tablet PC Input Service TabletInputService Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Task Scheduler Schedule Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper lmhosts Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Disabled *
Telephony TapiSrv Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled *
Telnet ** TlntSvr Not Installed (Disabled) Not Installed (Disabled) Not Installed (Disabled) Not Installed (Disabled) Not Installed (Disabled) Not Installed (Disabled) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Themes Themes Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Disabled *
Thread Ordering Server THREADORDER Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
TPM Base Services TBS Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
UPnP Device Host upnphost Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Manual Manual
User Profile Service ProfSvc Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Virtual Disk vds Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Volume Shadow Copy VSS Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Manual Manual
Web Management Service ** WMSVC Not Available Not Available Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
WebClient WebClient Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Windows Audio AudioSrv Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder AudioEndpointBuilder Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Windows Backup SDRSVC Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Windows Biometric Service WbioSrvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Windows CardSpace idsvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Uninstalled *
Windows Color System WcsPlugInService Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar wcncsvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled * Disabled *
Windows Defender WinDefend Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Automatic (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 *
Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework wudfsvc Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Windows Error Reporting Service WerSvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Windows Event Collector Wecsvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Windows Event Log EventLog Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Windows Firewall MpsSvc Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Disabled *
Windows Font Cache Service FontCache Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) StiSvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Windows Installer msiserver Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Windows Live Family Safety *** fsssvc Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed (Manual) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Windows Management Instrumentation Winmgmt Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
Windows Media Center Receiver Service ** ehRecvr Not Available Not Available Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Uninstalled *
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service ** ehSched Not Available Not Available Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Uninstalled *
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service ** WMPNetworkSvc Manual (Started) Manual (Startedl) Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Disabled * Disabled * Uninstalled *
Windows Modules Installer TrustedInstaller Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Manual Manual
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0 ** FontCache3.0.0.0 Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Uninstalled *
Windows Process Activation Service ** WAS Not Installed (Manual, Started) Not Installed (Manual, Started) Not Installed (Manual, Started) Not Installed (Manual, Started) Not Installed (Manual, Started) Not Installed (Manual, Started) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) WinRM Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Windows Search ** WSearch Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Disabled * Disabled * Uninstalled *
Windows Time W32Time Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled *
Windows Update wuauserv Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) Automatic (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 *
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service WinHttpAutoProxySvc Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual Disabled * Disabled *
Wired AutoConfig dot3svc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled *
WLAN AutoConfig Wlansvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled *
WMI Performance Adapter wmiApSrv Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Workstation LanmanWorkstation Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic Automatic Automatic
World Wide Web Publishing Service ** W3SVC Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed (Automatic, Started) Not Installed Not Installed Not Installed
WWAN AutoConfig WwanSvc Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual Disabled * Disabled *

An * (asterisk) indicates changes from the default.

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

  • Head to Start
  • Select Control Panel
  • Select Programs
  • Select Programs and Features
  • Select Turn Windows Features on or off

Three *** (asterisks) indicates they are installed with Windows Live Essentials