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Disable Unnecessary System Services Locally

Use the following procedure to disable unnecessary services locally on Windows 2000 Server or Professional operating systems.

  1. Open the Computer Management interface.

  2. In the console tree, expand Services and Applications and select Services.

  3. From the right-hand pane, select a service to disable. Right-click on the selected service and select Properties.

  4. The Properties dialog box for the selected services will appear. From the Startup type: drop down menu, select Disabled.


  5. Under Service status**:** click on the Stop button.

  6. Click the OK button.