Saturday, December 31, 2005

Service comparison between XP SP1 and XP SP2

Alerter service :SP1= manual :SP2=Disabled
Clip book service:SP1=Manual:SP2=Disabled

Logical Disk Manager:SP1=Manual in XP Home but Automatic in XP Pro:SP2=Both Automatic


Network DDE:SP1=Manual:SP2=Disabled

Network DDE DSDM:SP1=Manual:SP2=Disabled

Portable Media Serial Number Service:SP1=Automatic sp2:Manual

Telnet:XP Home=N/A;XP PRO SP1=Manual XP PRO SP2=Disable

Added in SP2:-

DCOM Server Process Launcher:Automatic


Network Provisioning Service:Manual

Services changed:-
Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) / Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) > Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing

IPv6 Internet Connection Firewall>Now part of Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing

The Smart Card service was changed in SP2 and the Smart Card Helper service was removed.

Upload Manager was automatic in SP1 but Removed in SP2. I suspect this was removed due to an update in BITS.

Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)>Automatic

Further Reference:-
Default settings for services

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