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How To Disable Windows Vista Services Part 7

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Smart Card Removal Policy: When you remove your smart card from your computer this service will lock the desktop. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

SNMP Trap: Traps messages and forwards them to SNMP agents. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Software Licensing: Gives you the ability to download and install digital licenses for your windows applications. The optimal setting is AUTOMATIC and the safe setting is AUTOMATIC.

SSDP Discovery: Discovery service for network devices that us SSDP protocol. If you have Universal Plug And Play (UPNP) devices leave this setting. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Superfetch: This service works in conjunction with ReadyBoost which we discussed earlier. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is AUTOMATIC.

System Event Notification Service: Notifies applications of COM+ events. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is AUTOMATIC.

Tablet PC Input Service: Only used if you have a tablet PC. If your tablet PC no longer has the ink functionality just set the service to AUTOMATIC. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Task Scheduler: You can’t disable this service, it is used by applications to schedule tasks such as defrag etc. The optimal setting is AUTOMATIC and the safe setting is AUTOMATIC.

TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper: Enables NetBios support over TCP/IP. It is safe to disable this service if your network doesn’t use NetBios or WINS resolution. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is AUTOMATIC.

Telephony: This service is required by the Fax service and Dial Up networking. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Terminal Services: This service is used to connect to a remote computer, mostly seen in call centers and larger networks. Remote desktop also uses this service. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is AUTOMATIC.

Terminal Services Configuration: This service manages the configuration of terminal services. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Terminal Services UserMode Port Redirector: This service redirects ports used by terminal services. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Themes: If you disable themes services you will be defaulted to the windows classic theme. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is AUTOMATIC.

Thread Ordering Server: Groups of threads can be ordered for execution. Sounds like the Wild West :) The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

TPM Base Services: Trusted platform module key hosting service. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is MANUAL.

UPnP Device Host: Universal Plug n Play support for PPnP devices on your network. The optimal setting is DISABLED and the safe setting is AUTOMATIC.

User Profile Service: Loads and unloads user profiles. Another one to run from. The optimal setting is AUTOMATIC and the safe setting is AUTOMATIC.

Virtual Disk: This service is for managing disks. The optimal setting is MANUAL and the safe setting is MANUAL.

Continue on to part 8 of how to disable windows vista services.