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Re: locking down windows to run as a server on XP Pro

Ringo Kamens said:

Just provide a list of which services you wish to disable, and we
can tell you which ones you need/don't need

Notifies selected users and computers of administrative alerts.

Enables ClipBook Viewer to store information and share it with remote computers. 

Computer Browser
Maintains an updated list of computers on the network and supplies this list to computers designated as browsers.

Cryptographic Services
Provides three management services: Catalog Database Service, which confirms the signatures of Windows files; Protected Root Service, which adds and removes Trusted Root Certification Authority certificates from this computer; and Key Service, which helps enroll this computer for certificates.

Distributed Transaction Coordinator
Coordinates transactions that span multiple resource managers, such as databases, message queues, and file systems.

Error Reporting Service
Allows error reporting for services and applications running in non-standard environments.

Indexing Service
Indexes contents and properties of files on local and remote computers; provides rapid access to files through flexible querying language.

Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) / Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Provides network address translation, addressing, name resolution and/or intrusion prevention services for a home or small office network.

Net Logon
Supports pass-through authentication of account logon events for computers in a domain.

NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
Enables an authorized user to access this computer remotely by using NetMeeting over a corporate intranet.

Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
Manages and controls Remote Assistance. 

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
Manages the RPC name service database.

Remote Registry
Enables remote users to modify registry settings on this computer. 

Enables support for NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution.

Enables a remote user to log on to this computer and run programs, and supports various TCP/IP Telnet clients, including UNIX-based and Windows-based computers. 

Terminal Services
Allows multiple users to be connected interactively to a machine as well as the display of desktops and applications to remote computers. The underpinning of Remote Desktop (including RD for Administrators), Fast User Switching, Remote Assistance, and Terminal Server.

Upload Manager
Manages synchronous and asynchronous file transfers between clients and servers on the network. If this service is stopped, synchronous and asynchronous file transfers between clients and servers on the network will not occur.

Creates and maintains client network connections to remote servers.

Any clarification on these would be appreciated - my apologies for the long list - windows, don't you just love to hate it?!