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Essential Windows Services: Security Accounts Manager / SamSs

In this article… What is the Security Accounts Manager (SamSs) service? What happens if I stop SamSs? Is it OK to disable the Security Accounts Manager service? What happens if I kill the SamSs process (lsass.exe)? The SamSs service isn’t … Continue reading

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Essential Windows Services: EventLog / Windows Event Log

In this article… What is the Windows Event Log (EventLog) service? What happens if I stop EventLog? Is it OK to disable the Windows Event Log service? Questions? Problems? What is the Windows Event Log (EventLog) service? The EventLog service … Continue reading

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Essential Windows Services: LanmanServer / Server

In this article… What is the LanmanServer (Server) service? What happens if I stop the LanmanServer service? Is it safe to disable LanmanServer? Questions? Problems? What is the LanmanServer (Server) service? The LanmanServer service allows your computer to share files … Continue reading

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Essential Windows Services: Windows Update (wuauserv)

In this article… What is the Windows Update service? Is it safe to disable the Windows Update service? How do I disable the Windows Update service and prevent it from starting? Questions? Problems? What is the Windows Update service? The … Continue reading

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Essential Windows Services: Remote Procedure Call (RPC) / RpcSs

In this article… What is the RPC Windows Service? Should I stop the RPC service? Why are all the options for the RPC service grayed out? Questions? Problems? What is the RPC Windows Service? The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service … Continue reading

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