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I recently found a website that explained all the services in windows xp and said if you can turn it off or not. I was wondering if anyone knows a site that tells you which services are unneccisary and can be turned off in windows server 2003 standard edition. The site for the xp one was: http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

Thank you in advance.

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I used BlackVipers XP guide to trim the services in 2003 Standard Ed., its quite similar in application, throw in a dash of common sense - if it looks important, try stopping it first and see what happens - and I've got the memory overhead down to 74MB with no problems.

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What services does everyone have running??

I currently have the following ENABLED

APPLICATION LAYER GATEWAY

BACKGROUND INTELLIGENT TRANSFER (Will remove next and see what happens)

COM+ EVENT SYSTEM

CRYPTOGRAPHIC SERVICES

DHCP CLIENT

DISTRIBUTED LINK TRACKING CLIENT (+ )

DNS CLIENT

EVENT LOG

HID INPUT DEVICE

INTERNET CONNECTION FIREWALL

LOGICAL DISK MANAGER

NETWORK CONNECTIONS

NETWORK LOCATION AWARENESS

PLUG N PLAY

REMOTE ACCESS CONNECTION MANAGER (?? TAKE IT OFF? )

REMOTE PROCEDURE CALL ( Really unsure about this one)

TCP IP NETBIOS HELPER

TELEPHONY (hmmm I don't have a phoneline connected.. think its safe??)

WINDOWS AUDIO (had to enable cause system beeps were annoying)

WINDOWS MANAGEMENT INSTRUMENT

WORKSTATION

So what ya think guys? any services you believe are save to take off?

and still function as a WORKSTATION.. and don't give me that dumb link ive been there already...

POSITIVE FEEDBACK ONLY PLEASE.

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You can run fine with only these set running:

DHCP Client

Event Log

Plug and Play (if you want this)

Remote Procedure Call

Security Accounts Manager

Windows Management Instrumentation

Workstation

Optional for Workstation:

Windows Audio

Themes

Run these if you share files over a LAN:

Server

Network Connections

Distributed File System

You'll need Cryptographic Services running to install Directx9, then you can pretty much disable it.

Turn off all error reporting or Volume Shadow Copy will popup after booting your computer, but it doesn't harm anything.. just close the popup hehe

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