Thursday, March 30, 2006

Starting/Stopping Windows Services (Part 1)

Did you know that there are applications that are constantly running in the background of your computer whether your logged in or not? These programs are called Windows Services, these programs proform a variety of different tasks, from indexing documents on your computer, to providing network services, and many more.

Below is a List of Windows XP SP2 services that are installed on your computer. Note this list doesn't include 3rd party services, and some services are only available on Windows XP Professional and not Home.
  • Alerter
  • Application Layer Gateway Service
  • Application Management
  • Automatic Updates
  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service
  • Clipbook
  • COM+ Event System
  • COM+ System Application
  • Computer Browser
  • Cryptographic Services
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • DHCP Client
  • Distributed Link Tracking Client
  • Distributed Transaction Coordinator
  • DNS Client
  • Error Reporting Service
  • Event Log
  • Fast User Switching Compatibility
  • Fax
  • Help and Support
  • HTTP SSL
  • Human Interface Device Access
  • IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service
  • Indexing Service
  • IPSEC Policy Agent
  • Logical Disk Manager
  • Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service
  • Messenger
  • MS Software Shadow Copy Provider
  • Net Logon
  • NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
  • Network Connections
  • Network DDE
  • Network DDE DSDM
  • Network Location Awareness (NLA)
  • Network Provisioning Service
  • NT LM Security Support Provider
  • Performance Logs and Alerts
  • Plug and Play
  • Portable Media Serial Number Service
  • Print Spooler
  • Protected Storage
  • QoS RSVP
  • Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
  • Remote Access Connection Manager
  • Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
  • Remote Registry Service
  • Removable Storage
  • Routing and Remote Access
  • Secondary Logon
  • Security Accounts Manager
  • Security Center
  • Server
  • Shell Hardware Detection
  • Smart Card
  • SSDP Discovery Service
  • System Event Notification
  • System Restore Service
  • Task Scheduler
  • TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
  • Telephony
  • Terminal Services
  • Themes
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply
  • Universal Plug and Play Device Host
  • Volume Shadow Copy
  • WebClient
  • Windows Audio
  • Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
  • Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
  • Windows Installer
  • Windows Management Instrumentation
  • Windows Time
  • Wireless Zero Configuration
  • WMI Performance Adapter
  • Workstation

1 comment:

Chris said...

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"How do I reinstall wireless zero configuration services on my laptop?"

Thanks!