jmbattle, long time no read.
A long time indeed - how time flies!
Network Connection - Do you want network support to be removed or it is like your LAN is set by DHCP and you don't need any access to the config?
Well, this system is not connected to a network, hence why I disable the service. All I require is the bare minimum to get online using my cable modem and DHCP (addition components such as file/print sharing etc. are not even installed), thus I am wondering if this service can also be removed?
Shell HW - part of Shell Services, already removable, cant be separated from other 2 in the same component.
Ah, I see, and therefore required for Themes support, yes?
Telephony - I remember removal of this broke down a lot of network dlls so it can go under the same as NetConn
Again, I have disabled this service and am still able to get online, so perhaps it is unnecessary for this system?
App management - aka Add/Remove programs. It is needed, for most
I have disabled this service, yet am still able to open the Add/Remove Programs control panel applet, so perhaps it is not required after all?
Even if the service is required for the applet to run, could the user not use a freeware/shareware alternative?
Crypto - who knows, you never know
Yes, I disabled this service and restarted. Everything is fine at bootup, however opening the Hardware Devices list and double clicking on a component sets the service back to Manual and starts it automatically. Disabling and stopping the service, then attempting to double click a hardware component for a second time will still displays the information, yet does not change the service settings. Who knows - perhaps it can be removed too?
HID - usb, mouse, keyboard thingies
Again, disabled here, the service does not appear to have been started, yet my USB mouse is working fine. Unnecessary?
Spooler - Printer Support
Okay, I shall keep it for PDF output.
Okay, well let's try getting rid of it, then seeing what happens.
Installer - needed, for most
Agreed. Third party installer engines such as NSIS appear to be unaffected, however InstallShield and .MSI stuff requires this service.
So only possibility would be Network Support and see what is Crypto and Secc Acc Mng. Not much fun, could be that all 3 are needed.
Well, if you do not have any further components planned for removal in 1.4.6, please consider adding these as 'experimentals'
Keep up the great work!
This post has been edited by jmbattle: 08 May 2008 - 06:59 PM