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What are Vista essential services

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Old 03-30-2009
DavidOsburn
 

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What are Vista essential services

As a former data protection professional, I have always lived by the
addage that the first thing you want to do to secure a system is to turn
off all non-essential services. Msft has always been famous for not
giving very good descriptions of their services. Phrases like "required
for system to function" are common.

Can anyone provide a realistic list of Vista services and what they
actually do, so a user can determine if they are needed for the type of
operation they are doing?


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Old 03-30-2009
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Re: What are Vista essential services
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As a former data protection professional, I have always lived by the
addage that the first thing you want to do to secure a system is to turn
off all non-essential services. Msft has always been famous for not
giving very good descriptions of their services. Phrases like "required
for system to function" are common.

Can anyone provide a realistic list of Vista services and what they
actually do, so a user can determine if they are needed for the type of
operation they are doing?


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Old 03-30-2009
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Re: What are Vista essential services
DavidOsburn wrote:
> As a former data protection professional, I have always lived by the
> addage that the first thing you want to do to secure a system is to turn
> off all non-essential services. Msft has always been famous for not
> giving very good descriptions of their services. Phrases like "required
> for system to function" are common.
>
> Can anyone provide a realistic list of Vista services and what they
> actually do, so a user can determine if they are needed for the type of
> operation they are doing?
>
>

Try this, he has done a lot of work on this.

http://www.blackviper.com/

About half way down the page, a heading "windows services"

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