Nov 9, 2008

How to turn off third-party services

To prevent or work around problems, you may have to turn off installed third-party services. Safe mode and Safe mode with networking do not load third-party services. If Safe mode works, the problem may be caused by a third-party service that is loading. The following table is a partial list of core operating system services that load. However, this list varies according to the services that are installed and the version of Windows XP that you are using.


ServiceDescriptionStart Mode
AlerterAlerterAutomatic
AppMgmtApplication ManagementManual
ClipSrvClipbookManual
EventSystemCOM+ Event SystemManual
BrowserComputer BrowserAutomatic
DHCPDHCP ClientAutomatic
DfsDistributed File SystemAutomatic
TrkWksDistributed Link Tracking ClientAutomatic
TrkSrvDistributed Link Tracking ServerManual
MSDTCDistributed Transaction CoordinatorAutomatic
DNSCacheDNS ClientAutomatic
EventLogEvent LogAutomatic
FaxFax ServiceDisabled
NtFrsFile ReplicationManual
IISADMINIIS Admin ServiceAutomatic
cisvcIndexing ServiceManual
SharedAccessInternet Connection Sharing (Firewall)Manual
PolicyAgentIPSEC Policy Agent(IPSEC Service)Automatic
LicenseServiceLicense Logging ServiceAutomatic
dmserverLogical Disk ManagerAutomatic
dmadminLogical Disk Manager Administrative ServiceManual
MessengerMessengerAutomatic
mspadminMicrosoft Proxy Server AdministrationAutomatic
wspsrvMicrosoft Winsock Proxy ServiceAutomatic
NetlogonNet LogonAutomatic
mnmsrvcNetMeeting Remote Desktop SharingManual
NetmanNetwork ConnectionsManual
NetDDENetwork DDEManual
NetDDEdsdmNetwork DDE DSDMManual
NtLmSspNT LM Security Support ProviderAutomatic
OnlBroadOn-Line Presentation BroadcastManual
SysmonLogPerformance Logs and AlertsManual
PlugPLayPlug and PlayAutomatic
SpoolerPrint SpoolerAutomatic
ProtectedStorageProtected StorageAutomatic
mailalrtProxy Alert Notification ServiceAutomatic
RSVPQoS RSVPManual
RasAutoRemote Access Auto Connection ManagerManual
RasManRemote Access Connection ManagerAutomatic
RpcSsRemote Procedure Call (RPC)Automatic
RPCLOCATORRemote Procedure Call (RPC) LocatorManual
RemoteRegistryRemote Registry ServiceAutomatic
NtmsSvcRemovable StorageAutomatic
seclogonRunAs ServiceAutomatic
SamSsSecurity Accounts ManagerAutomatic
lanmanserverServerAutomatic
ScardSvrSmart CardManual
ScardDrvSmart Card HelperManual
SNMPSNMP ServiceAutomatic
SNMPTRAPSNMP Trap ServiceManual
SENSSystem Event NotificationAutomatic
ScheduleTask SchedulerAutomatic
LmHostsTCP/IP NetBIOS Helper ServiceAutomatic
TapiSrvTelephonyManual
W3svcWorld Wide Web Publishing ServiceAutomatic
LanmanWorkstationWorkStationAutomati

Additional services that can be installed include the following:

Asc
AsynMac
Beep
Diskperf
Fastfat
Fsrec
Ftdisk
Gpc
Ismserv
Mountmgr
MSFTPSVC
MSIServer
MSKSSRV
MSPCQ
NDIS
NdisTapi
NdisWan
NDProxy
NetBIOS
NetBT
NetDetect
PartMgr
ParVdm
RCA
Schedule
SchedulingAgent
TermService
TlntSrv
TrkSrv
UPS
UtilMan
W32Time
WinMgmt
WMI


The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.