Vista Services List


When you install a PC with Windows Vista there are a number of windows services that get installed by deafult.

Here is a Vista Services list, however a full list of Vista Services complete with explanations can be found here on this page: Vista Services.


Application Experience

Application Information

Application Layer Gateway Service

Application Management

Background Intelligent Transfer Service

Base Filtering Engine

Block Level Backup Engine Service

Certificate Propagation

CNG Key Isolation

COM+ Event System

COM+ System Application

Computer Browser

Cryptographic Services

DCOM Server Process Launcher

Desktop Window Manager Session Manager

DFS Replication

DHCP Client

Diagnostic Policy Service

Diagnostic Service Host

Diagnostic System Host

Distributed Link Tracking Client

Distributed Transaction Coordinator

DNS Client

Extensible Authentication Protocol


Function Discovery Provider Host

Function Discovery Resource Publication

Group Policy Client

Health Key and Certificate Management

Human Interface Device Access

IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules

Interactive Services Detection

Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

IP Helper

IPsec Policy Agent

KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator

Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper

Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN

Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service

Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider

Multimedia Class Scheduler

Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service


Network Access Protection Agent

Network Connections

Network List Service

Network Location Awareness

Network Store Interface Service

Offline Files

Parental Controls

Peer Name Resolution Protocol

Peer Networking Grouping

Peer Networking Identity Manager

Performance Logs & Alerts

Plug and Play

PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator

PNRP Machine Name Publication Service

Portable Device Enumerator Service

Print Spooler

Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support

Program Compatibility Assistant Service

Protected Storage

Quality Windows Audio Video Experience


Remote Access Auto Connection Manager

Remote Access Connection Manager

Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator

Remote Registry

Routing and Remote Access

Secondary Logon

Security Accounts Manager

Security Center


Shell Hardware Detection

SL UI Notification Service

Smart Card

Smart Card Removal Policy


Software Licensing

SSDP Discovery


System Event Notification Service

Tablet PC Input Service

Task Scheduler



Terminal Services

Terminal Services Configuration

Terminal Services UserMode Port Redirector


Thread Ordering Server

TPM Base Services

UPnP Device Host

User Profile Service

Virtual Disk

Volume Shadow Copy


Windows Audio

Windows Audio Endpoint Builder

Windows Backup

Windows CardSpace

Windows Color System

Windows Connect Now – Config Registrar

Windows Defender

Windows Driver Foundation – User-mode Driver Framework

Windows Error Reporting Service

Windows Event Collector

Windows Event Log

Windows Firewall

Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)

Windows Installer

Windows Management Instrumentation

Windows Media Center Extender Service

Windows Media Center Receiver Service

Windows Media Center Scheduler Service

Windows Media Center Service Launcher

Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service

Windows Modules Installer

Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache

Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)

Windows Search

Windows Time

Windows Update

WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service

Wired AutoConfig

WLAN AutoConfig

WMI Performance Adapter



Here on this page are explanation of the above: Vista Services.

Kind Regards

Marc Liron
Microsoft MVP

Audio and Video Codecs

Different codecs translate in different ways, so a video file compressed using the Intel Indeo codec will be different from a file compressed using the Windows Media Video codec, for example.

For anyone interested in digital audio or video a basic understanding of audio and video codec’s is essential.

This article on the topic of audio and video codecs should help you:

Kind Regards

Marc Liron – Microsoft MVP

Flash Video Arrives in Adobe Acrobat 9

After waiting for 3 years Adobe have now finally released a version of Adobe Acrobat that supports the embedding and linking of Flash video in the PDF format.

This has “BIG” implications for the small business owner wanting to engage with prospects and customers alike.

By using .FLV and .SWF files (..even H.264) you can make your eBooks, product guides, PDF newsletters, etc, come alive!

The following in-depth article, complete with real examples of video in PDF, will have you reaching for your keyboard…

Here is the link:

I really hope it helps!

Kind Regards

Marc Liron
IT Consultant & Microsoft MVP


Windows Update is Getting Updated

Windows Update is a service provided by Microsoft for users of Microsoft Windows which provides updates for the operating system and its installed components.

On the 3rd July 2008 Microsoft announced that it has a update to its Windows Update infrastructure and has a planned gradual rollout, for later this month, of its Windows Update client.

This new Windows Update client rollout will occur automatically to any system configured to either: receive updates “automatically” or “notify” customers that new updates are available for download.

As you may already know Windows Update is designed to help consumers keep their systems up-to-date and to ensure ongoing service and reliability and smooth operation of its software. Microsoft frequently updates and enhances the Windows Update client to maintain and improve its quality of service.

The update to the Windows Update client, due late July 2008, will NOT make any changes to the way Windows Update looks or feels on the Windows PC.

It is solely aimed at improving:

#1 – The length of time it takes Windows Update to scan for updates
#2 – The speed in which signature updates will be delivered

This Windows Update Client Applies To:

• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Starter
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
• Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
• Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
• Microsoft Windows XP Professional
• Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
• Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
• Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
• Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 

The following material may be of further assistance:

Additional Recourses:

Information for network administrators about how to obtain the latest Windows Update Agent;en-us;946928

Windows Update FAQ

Microsoft Update Product Team Blog

I hope this information was useful!

Kind Regards

Marc Liron – Microsoft MVP


Windows Media Player DVD

More Windows Media Player DVD links:


Unique Podcasting Domain Names Released!

Like many, the first time I heard Adam Curry’s podcast show, way back in late 2004, I just *KNEW* it would be an important technology for Internet Marketers. So I instantly went ahead and registered over 100 Podcasting related domain names and kept them under “lock and key” for almost 4 years!


…now I am releasing 45 of these Podcasting URL’s

Read more here:


Marc Liron
Microsoft MVP