list & Recommendations
on your Windows 2000 installation, some of the Services listed below,
may, or may not appear. This can be caused by the
Installing/Uninstalling certain Networking Components,
such as File & Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks or
Client for Microsoft Networks, or other Hardware &
Programs. Now, onto the Services themselves;
Notifies selected users & computers of administrative alerts.
Set to Manual if you aren't connected to a network. If you are
connected to a network set it to Automatic, this will enable
your System Administrator to be informed when something goes wrong in
your system, which may aid them in Diagnosing, & fixing the
Management. Provides software installation services such as
Assign, Publish, & Remove. Leave this set to Manual.
Supports ClipBook Viewer, which allows pages to be seen by remote
ClipBooks. Set this to Manual to enable users to be able
to view information on the Clipbook server. You shouldn't ever need
to set this to Automatic.
Event System. Provides automatic distribution of events to
subscribing COM components. Set this to Automatic.
Browser. Maintains an up-to-date list of computers on your
network & supplies the list to programs that request it. Set
this to Manual if you aren't connected to a network. If you
are connected to a network set it to Automatic
as it will enable you to
browse through My Network Places
Service for CDROM Access. This service is added during
installation of Creative
Liveware for SoundBlaster Live! cards. If you enabled
the use of the Disc Detector utility then you should set this to
Automatic, otherwise leave it set to Manual.
Client. Manages network configuration by registering &
updating IP addresses & DNS names. If you on a network or
have a permanent internet connection, connected to a specified DCHP
server set this to Automatic. Those who are not connected to a
network (or specific DCHP server) set this to Manual. Should
you have problems connecting to websites & such after setting
DCHP Client to Manual then take the following steps.
on Start, Settings, Control Panel, Network &
your connection & Right click on it, selecting
Properties. Then hit the Networking tab.
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) & select the Properties
button, then hit the Advanced button. Select the DNS
this tab Untick Append parent suffixes of the primary DNS
suffix & Register this connections addresses in
DNS, as shown in the picture below.
Ok 3 times to exit Network & Dial-up Connections.
You will need to restart your machine (Well, disconnect at least) in
order for these changes to take effect.
Link Tracking Client. Sends notifications of files moving
between NTFS volumes in a network domain. Set this to Manual.
Although its highly unlikely many of you will use this particular
Service. If however you are connected to a Windows 2000 domain &
use the NTFS file system, set it to Automatic.
Transaction Coordinator. Coordinates transactions that are
distributed across two or more databases, message queues, file
systems, or other transaction protected resource managers. Leave
this set to Manual.
Client. Resolves & caches Domain Name System (DNS) names.
Set this to Automatic if you are connecting to a specific DNS
server on a network (You can verify this in the Network &
Dial-up Connections folder, viewing the Properties for your
Network connection). Otherwise set it to Manual.
Log. Logs event messages issued by programs & Windows.
Event Log reports contain information that can be useful in
diagnosing problems. Reports are viewed in Event Viewer. Leave
this set to Automatic, this will allow you to log errors &
such in programs & is needed to track certain other activities,
such as Performance logs (Covered in the Windows
2000 Memory guide).