Disallowed services (Windows)

Module: Startup Files

Supported Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

This check reports a problem if disallowed services are running. Use the name list to specify disallowed services.

The following table lists the error messages for the check.

Table: Error messages for Disallowed services

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information

String ID: ESM_DISALLOWRUN

Category: System Information

  • Windows 2000 (105833)

  • Windows 2003 (205833)

  • Windows 2008 (248833)

  • Windows Vista (228833)

  • Windows XP (200833)

Title: Disallowed services running

Description:The service is disallowed, but is installed and running. Use the Correct feature to stop the service and uninstall it. If the service should be allowed, remove it from the Disallowed Services name list.

Severity: red-4

Correctable: true

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [%s]

String ID: ESM_DISALLOWNOTRUN

Category: System Information

  • Windows 2000 (105834)

  • Windows 2003 (205834)

  • Windows 2008 (248834)

  • Windows Vista (228834)

  • Windows XP (200834)

Title: Disallowed services installed

Description:The service is disallowed, but is installed. Uninstall the service or remove it from the Disallowed Services name list.

Severity: yellow-1

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [%s]

String ID: ESM_DUPSVCNAME

Category: System Information

  • Windows 2000 (105844)

  • Windows 2003 (205844)

  • Windows 2008 (248844)

  • Windows Vista (228844)

  • Windows XP (200844)

Title: Service named by more than one name list

Description:The service exists in more than one of the following name lists: Required services, Disallowed services, and Unknown services. Remove the service from all but one of the name lists, then rerun the audit.

Severity: red-4

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [Found in both %s and %s lists]

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