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    Tips on some of the services you can disable

    By the way these services I disabled are from a Windows XP operating system.

    This will free up some of your resources and hopefully speed your bootup as well.

    Hope it helps someone.

    Background Intelligence Transfer Service - I'm pretty sure this is used by Windows Update only.

    IPSEC - I don't know what this is, so if someone can tell me what it actually does.

    Telnet - allows a remote user to log on to the computer.

    Smart Card - as the name suggests it looks after the smart card readouts.

    Remote Registry - just like telnet, it allows a remote user to edit registry settings.

    Alerter - it sends messages to users who are logged on to the server computer.


    If anyone knows any other services you can turn off in Windows XP please add on.

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    Background Intelligence Transfer Service - I'm pretty sure this is used by Windows Update only.
    Don't be pretty sure when talking about services or tasks

    Windows XP Patch: Background Intelligence Transfer Service Update

    Overview
    This update resolves two common issues with the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) and is discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) Article Q314862. The first issue causes BITS to stay in Pending Start state for 2 minutes after the machine boots. The second issue causes BITS not to work in certain cases where the machine has been upgraded from Win98/WinMe to Windows XP. Download now to resolve these issues.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...3-AA23F23AD0DF

    Telnet - allows a remote user to log on to the computer.
    I'm not sure how you can disable telnet ?

    Sure i can go to google and type in disable telnet and get the answer:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search

    but then, it would be a lot better if you could explain how to disable the services listed.

    other services ?

    http://www.winnetmag.com/Windows/Art...722/40722.html

    IPSEC - I don't know what this is, so if someone can tell me what it actually does.
    http://www.theeldergeek.com/ipsec_services.htm
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    he listed services that you don't need to run or that can be disabled without harm to the machine. he doesn't need to explain how to do it .. he is just telling what services for informational purposes

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    well accordin to the link given out by copyright it is quite safe to disable the IPSEC services
    this might be ok for home computers.
    i nvr knew that you could disable telnet, i thought that it was a program
    http://www.webhostgear.com/74.html
    1. Login to your server through SSH and su to root.

    2. Type pico /etc/xinetd.d/telnet

    3. Look for the line: disable = no and replace with disable = yes

    4. Now restart the inetd service: /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd restart

    5. Turn off it through chkconfig as well because it can still start through that.
    /sbin/chkconfig telnet off

    6. Scan your server to ensure port 23 is closed.
    nmap -sT -O localhost
    Also run ps -aux | grep telnet and if you find anything other than "grep telnet" as result kill the process.
    well tht looks good lets see if it works

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    I didn't say he did something wrong, i meant, the thread would a lot better if he would've listed how to disable those services instead of just listing them. :
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    alrighty then, heh

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    Sorry fellas if I didn't clear things up anyway you guys are quite right.


    These are just suggestions that worked on my computer.

    Obviously everyone has different configurations in their computer so
    what works on mine doesn't mean it will work on yours as well.

    Also just a precaution don't turn off all the services at once. Just
    turn off one and see if it works on your machine. Obviously I've this
    services on my machine and it worked.

    Anyway in reference to telnet - I think Windows XP provides telnet server
    service. I'm not actually 100% sure.

    You can usually stop this service, if it is enabled, by going to
    START ---> RUN and type services msc

    You should be able to see wether telnet is disabled or not. You should also be
    able to see all the other services that are running.

    Sorry if I confused anybody, but I just want to re-iterate that these are
    just suggestions that worked on my machine. It may not work on
    everybody's machine.

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    START ---> RUN and type services msc
    You missed a dot there, it's services.msc
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    Thank you, I just realized it as well.

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