Menion Posted November 26, 2006 Share Posted November 26, 2006 (edited) Windows Vista Services Tweak Guide v1.0This guide is only recommended for power users. Inexperienced Windows users should NOT use this. It's also recommended that you have in-depth knowledge about network security. The guide is meant to be used with Windows Vista RTM build 6000.Beware: Disabling some of the services below may have a negative impact on your system/network security. I take no responsibility what so ever of any negative consequences these tweaks may have on your system, hardware or life. Use on your own risk.Disable the following services to improve performance and decrease RAM usage:Base Filtering EngineDisable if you don't use the Windows FirewallDiagnostic Policy ServiceDistributed Link Tracking ClientFunction Discovery Provider HostFunction Discovery Resource PublicationHuman Interface Device AccessDisable if you don't use/need hotkeys on your keyboard.IKE and AuthIP IPSec Keying ModulesDisable to improve network performance and decrease RAM usage.Disabling will have a negative impact on network security.Internet Connection SharingDisable if you don't need to share your internet connection.IP HelperDisable to improve network performance and decrease RAM usage.Will also disable IPv6 connectivity over IPv4. Might be useful in the future.IPSec Policy AgentDisable to improve network performance and decrease RAM usage.Disabling will have a negative impact on network security.KtmRm for Distributed Transaction CoordinatorDisable if you don't use MSDTC and/or KTM.Messenger Sharing Folders USN Journal Reader serviceThis service is only available if Messenger Live is installed.Disable if you don't use Messenger Live's sharing folders.Microsoft Software Shadow Copy ProviderDisable if you don't use MS Shadow Copy.Disabling will have a negative impact on system redundancy.Net.Tcp Port Sharing ServiceDisable if you don't use the Net.Tcp protocol (from .NET framework).Disabling will make .NET applications using this protocol not to function properly.Network List ServiceDisable if you aren't connected to a LAN with multiple computers or if you don't share files or printers through your LAN.Network Location AwarenessDisable if you aren't connected to a LAN with multiple computers or if you don't share files or printers through your LAN.Offline FilesDisable if you only use local profiles and aren't connected to a domain.Portable Device Enumerator ServiceDisable if you don't need to syncronize data with removable storage (such as mp3 players. This will not affect third party applications such as iTunes, only applications using this service, e.g. Windows Media Player).Program Compatibility Assistant ServiceDisable if you don't care about compatibility issues. (Running applications in compatibility mode will still function.)ReadyBoostDisable if you don't use this feature.Remote Access Connection ManagerDisable if you don't use dial-up connections and/or VPN-networks.Routing and Remote AccessDisable if you don't need to route network data within a LAN or WAN.Secondary LogonDisable if you don't need to login two users at once.Security CenterDisable if you can take care of the system security manually.ServerDisable if you don't share files and/or printers through LAN.Shell Hardware DetectionDisable to remove autoplay functionality on removable media.SL UI Notification ServiceDisable. You can manually run this if it's needed for activation or other software licensing issues.Tablet PC Input ServiceDisable if you don't have a Tablet PC.TCP/IP NetBIOS HelperDisable. Totally useless if you don't use NetBIOS (NetBT).TelephonyDisable if you don't use dial-up connections.Terminal ServicesDisable if you don't use Remote Desktop.Disabling will improve system security.UPnP Device HostDisable if you don't need to host UPnP devices.WebClientWindows DefenderDisable if you don't want to use it. Though, consider using third party anti-malware application if you disable it.Windows Error Reporting ServiceDisable if you don't use error reporting.Windows FirewallDisable if you don't use the Windows Firewall. Though, consider using third party firewall (hardware, software or router w/ firewall).Windows Image Aquisition (WIA)Disable if you don't use a scanner and/or digital cameras.Windows Media Center Extender ServiceDisable if you don't use Media Center extensions.Windows SearchDisable if you don't want to use the advanced windows search feature with indexing (Normal search will still function, but is alot slower).Windows TimeDisable if you don't want the clock to syncronize automatically. Waste of resources. Update clock manually.WinHTTP WebProxy Auto-Discovery ServiceDisable if you don't use applications which use the WPAD protocol (most applications don't). Manually enable if you need it.Virtual DiskSet as manual if you don't use Disk Management in the Computer Management console.You can manually start this service at any time if you need to use Disk Management.Volume Shadow CopyDisable if you don't use MS Shadow Copy.Disabling will have a negative impact on system redundancy.If you don't use the Aero theme disable the following services:Application ExperienceDesktop Window Manager Session ManagerIf you don't use themes at all, disable the following services:Application ExperienceDesktop Window Manager Session ManagerWindows ThemesOk, that's all so far. If you have anything to add, just post a reply!Constructive feedback and criticism is also welcome. Request to be pinned! Edited November 26, 2006 by Menion Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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