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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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Essential Windows Services: Power

In this article… What is the Power service? Is it safe to disable the Power service? The “Stop” button is disabled. How can I stop the Power service? What will happen if I kill the Power service’s process? The Power … Continue reading

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Essential Windows Services: DcomLaunch / DCOM Server Process Launcher

In this article… What is the DcomLaunch (DCOM Server Process Launcher) service? What happens if I stop the DcomLaunch service? Questions? Problems? What is the DcomLaunch (DCOM Server Process Launcher) service? The DcomLaunch service implements Microsoft’s Component Object Model (COM) … Continue reading

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