Windows 2000 Services

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Standard Services - Windows 2000 Professional


NameDescription
AlerterNotifies selected users and computers of administrative alerts.
Application ManagementProvides software installation services such as Assign, Publish, and Remove.
Automatic UpdatesEnables the download and installation of critical Windows updates. If the service is disabled, the operating system can be manually updated at the Windows Update Web site.
Background Intelligent Transfer ServiceTransfers files in the background using idle network bandwidth. If the service is disabled, then any functions that depend on BITS, such as Windows Update or MSN Explorer will be unable to automatically download programs and other information.
ClipBookSupports ClipBook Viewer, which allows pages to be seen by remote ClipBooks.
COM+ Event SystemProvides automatic distribution of events to subscribing COM components.
Computer BrowserMayntains an up-to-date list of computers on your network and supplies the list to programs that request it.
DHCP ClientManages network configuration by registering and updating IP addresses and DNS names.
Distributed Link Tracking ClientSends notifications of files moving between NTFS volumes in a network domain.
Distributed Transaction CoordinatorCoordinates transactions that are distributed across two or more databases, message queues, file systems, or other transaction protected resource managers.
DNS ClientResolves and caches Domain Name System (DNS) names.
Event LogLogs event messages issued by programs and Windows. Event Log reports contain information that can be useful in diagnosing problems. Reports are viewed in Event Viewer.
Fax ServiceHelps you send and receive faxes
Indexing Service---
Internet Connection SharingProvides network address translation, addressing, and name resolution services for all computers on your home network through a dial-up connection.
IPSEC Policy AgentManages IP security policy and starts the ISAKMP/Oakley (IKE) and the IP security driver.
Logical Disk ManagerLogical Disk Manager Watchdog Service
Logical Disk Manager Administrative ServiceAdministrative service for disk management requests
MessengerSends and receives messages transmitted by administrators or by the Alerter service.
Net LogonSupports pass-through authentication of account logon events for computers in a domain.
NetMeeting Remote Desktop SharingAllows authorized people to remotely access your Windows desktop using NetMeeting.
Network ConnectionsManages objects in the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder, in which you can view both local area network and remote connections.
Network DDEProvides network transport and security for dynamic data exchange (DDE).
Network DDE DSDMManages shared dynamic data exchange and is used by Network DDE
NT LM Security Support ProviderProvides security to remote procedure call (RPC) programs that use transports other than named pipes.
Performance Logs and AlertsConfigures performance logs and alerts.
Plug and PlayManages device installation and configuration and notifies programs of device changes.
Print SpoolerLoads files to memory for later printing.
Protected StorageProvides protected storage for sensitive data, such as private keys, to prevent access by unauthorized services, processes, or users.
QoS RSVPProvides network signaling and local traffic control setup functionality for QoS-aware programs and control applets.
Remote Access Auto Connection ManagerCreates a connection to a remote network whenever a program references a remote DNS or NetBIOS name or address.
Remote Access Connection ManagerCreates a network connection.
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)Provides the endpoint mapper and other miscellaneous RPC services.
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) LocatorManages the RPC name service database.
Remote Registry ServiceAllows remote registry manipulation.
Removable StorageManages removable media, drives, and libraries.
Routing and Remote AccessOffers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area network environments.
RunAs ServiceEnables starting processes under alternate credentials
Security Accounts ManagerStores security information for local user accounts.
ServerProvides RPC support and file, print, and named pipe sharing.
Smart CardManages and controls access to a smart card inserted into a smart card reader attached to the computer.
Smart Card HelperProvides support for legacy smart card readers attached to the computer.
System Event NotificationTracks system events such as Windows logon, network, and power events. Notifies COM+ Event System subscribers of these events.
Task SchedulerEnables a program to run at a designated time.
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper ServiceEnables support for NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution.
TelephonyProvides Telephony API (TAPI) support for programs that control telephony devices and IP based voice connections on the local computer and, through the LAN, on servers that are also running the service.
TelnetAllows a remote user to log on to the system and run console programs using the command line.
Uninterruptible Power SupplyManages an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) connected to the computer.
Utility ManagerStarts and configures accessibility tools from one window
Windows InstallerInstalls, repairs and removes software according to instructions contained in .MSI files.
Windows Management InstrumentationProvides system management information.
Windows Management Instrumentation Driver ExtensionsProvides systems management information to and from drivers.
Windows TimeSets the computer clock.
Wireless ConfigurationProvides authenticated network access control using IEEE 802.1x for wired and wireless Ethernet networks.
WorkstationProvides network connections and communications.