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Disabling Unneeded Services
Table 13-2 (continued)
NAME
USE
Peer Networking Grouping
Provides peer-to-peer networking services.
Depends on Peer Name Resolution Protocol
Service. Can be disabled.
Peer Networking Identity
Manager
Provides peer-to-peer identification services for
application and Windows peer-to-peer
applications. This service also depends on the Peer
Name Resolution Protocol.
Performance Counter
DLL Host
Enables 64-bit processes to query performance
counters from 32-bit DLLs.
Performance Logs & Alerts
Collects performance data for use in
Windows Diagnostics and other troubleshooting
utilities.
Plug and Play
Allows the computer to detect and configure
computer hardware automatically. Several other
services depend on this service to be running to
operate.
PNRP Machine Name
Publication
Broadcasts the computer name using the Peer
Name Resolution Protocol. Can be disabled.
Portable Device Enumerator
Service
Provides support for portable storage devices,
such as USB devices and MP3 players, to
communicate with other Windows components such
as Windows Media Player. You can safely disable
this service if you do not use any such devices with
WMP.
Power
Manages power policy and notification delivery.
Do not disable.
Print Spooler
Enables you to save your print services to
memory to allow for faster printing within your
Windows applications. You can disable this
service, but doing so may impair printing in some
situations.
Printer Extensions and
Notifications
Processes notifications from a remote printer and
custom dialog boxes. Only runs when needed.
Problem Reports and
Solutions Control Panel
Support
Provides support in Control Panel to view
and delete problem reports generated by the
Diagnostic services. Only runs when needed.
Program Compatibility
Assistant Service
Aids in application compatibility. When this
service is disabled, you can no longer run
applications properly in Compatibility mode. This service
is not system critical.
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