Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Disabling Unneeded Services
Table 13-2 (continued)
DCOM Server Process
Starts DCOM processes. Several other
systemcritical services use this service to start, so I do
not recommend disabling.
Device Association Service
Provides the functionality to pair with various
wired and wireless devices. I recommend leaving
this service enabled.
Device Install Service
Allows your computer to detect and install
detected hardware. I do not recommend disabling.
Device Setup Manager
Provides the ability to download and install
device-related software upon detection. I do not
recommend disabling.
DHCP Client
Provides automatic network address
configuration. If you set a static IP address, gateway, and
DNS servers, disable this service.
Diagnostic Policy
Provides automatic problem monitoring and
troubleshooting of components. If this service is
disabled, automatic diagnostics and searching for
resolutions will be stopped. If you are an advanced
user, you might be able to get away with disabling
this service.
Diagnostic Service Host
Assists Diagnostic Policy service listed above.
Diagnostic System Host
Assists Diagnostic Policy service listed above.
Distributed Link Tracking
Used with NTFS file links across networks. If you
have no need for this service, and not many do,
you can safely disable it.
Distributed Transaction
Provides support for managing transactions
generated by applications. Some applications use this
service, but it is not running unless it is in use.
DNS Client
Enables the computer to resolve a DNS address
such as to an IP address as needed
by web browsers and other Internet tools. Unless
your computer is not connected to the Internet or
any other type of network, you should keep this
service enabled.
Encrypting File System (EFS)
Provides ilesystem encryption support. If
disabled, you will not be able to enable or access any
NTFS encrypted files.
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