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How To Disable Windows Vista Services Part 4

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IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules: This service is mainly used by Virtual Private Networks (VPN), IPsec and Internet Connectiion Sharing. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Indexing Service: This service isn’t installed by default in Vista. The service is used to index contents and properties of files on local and remote computers. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Interactive Services Detection: This service enables notification of user input for interactive services. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Internet Connection Sharing: Provides NAT, addressing, name resolution and/or intrusion prevention services for small to medium based networks. Allows you to share your internet connection with other computers attached to your system. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

IP Helper: IP Version 6 support. Most internet service providers only offer IPv4 solutions for home users and or small business. The optimal setting for this service is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

IPsec Policy Agent: Internet Protocol Security. Most home networks do not use IPsec. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator: Coordinates transactions between (MSDTC) Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator and the Kernel Transaction Manager (KTM). The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is AUTOMATIC.

Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper: Creates a network map of connectivity information and metadata describing each PC and device. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Message Queuing: This service is not installed by default. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v2.0.50727: This service is needed for >NET applications sometimes. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service: Manages Internet SCSI sessions from this computer to remote iSCSI devices. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider: Manages software-based volume shadow copies taken by the Volume Shadow Copy service. Windows backup uses this service and some third party applications like Acronis True Image may require the service. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Multimedia Class Scheduler: Gives higher priority to multimedia applications. Windows audio requires this service. The optimal setting is AUTOMATIC and the safe setting is AUTOMATIC.

Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service: Gives you the ability to share your transmission control protocol ports over the Net.Tcp service. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is DISABLED.

Netlogon: Only used on large networks for authentication purposes with a domain controller. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Network Access Protection Agent: Only used on large networks to enable Network Access Protection (NAP)functionality on client computers. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Network Connections: Manages network connections in the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder. The optimal setting is MANUAL and the safe setting is MANUAL.

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