Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: "Distributed Link Tracking Client" service and NTFS junction points

27 Jan 2014   #1
bitoolean

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32bit
 
 
"Distributed Link Tracking Client" service and NTFS junction points

I understand that this Windows service has something to do with maintaining (keeping) links to files on a network pointing in the right direction. I'm currently disabling this Windows service, seeing as I most probably don't need it (I only run a simple home network using a router).

I hope this doesn't affect the junction-point functionality or the NTFS file system in any other way. I know that Windows 7 uses hard links extensively for example.

I'm pretty sure it's safe to disable in my case. I'm just looking for a confirmation / second opinion. Would disabling this service harm the Windows installation in any other way? I mean besides losing network links updating.

I'm posting in the "tweaking" area of the forum because this is what I'm trying to do. Disabling stuff in Windows for the sake of performance.

Please don't answer with a simple "it is not recommended to mess with system settings" or things like that, unless you can tell me what would go wrong precisely. I'm expecting answers, specifics. Thank you.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
27 Jan 2014   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The issue is that nobody can tell you precisely what disabling this service will do. The reason being that Microsoft has never fully documented what each service does. Do not try to read to much into the name. Many services do more that is documented - anywhere. Nobody can tell you for certain that disabling this service will not have a negative impact on your system. Since the performance benefits from doing this are essentially zero I would leave it alone.

I have had bad experiences from disabling a service I thought was unnecessary - but was.

It appears that some AV products will not function properly if this service is disabled. There areprobbaly others.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2014   #3
bitoolean

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32bit
 
 

LMiller7, you're right. It would be a little precarious to say "it's absolutely safe to disable that and that" so it was immature of me to expect a "confirmation". But I did specify I was expecting specifics, answers, so I still expect to hear from anyone who may have encountered issues. Thank you for taking the time to answer.

I will still leave the service disabled however, because I don't like futility and processes that have no business running. One less thread running on my system may not be much of a performance improvement, but I just feel better knowing what's happening inside my PC and that other threads will receive that CPU attention instead. I'll probably just answer my own question in time...

EDIT: Also, I don't use AV products. But I guess it's impossible to prove that something isn't possible so that may apply in this case partly as well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 "Distributed Link Tracking Client" service and NTFS junction points




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can i disable Distributed Link Tracking Client service?
Can i disable Distributed Link Tracking Client service? someone said "This service is for users who are in a domain that have distributed links and a NTFS file system. If these conditions do not apply to your system, disable this service to speed up the system boot. " is it right? Could anyone tell...
Network & Sharing
Invalid junction after moving "My Documents"?
A number of months ago I followed the "standard" procedure (using the Location property tab) for moving my special folders out of c:\users\xxx to new locations under d:\xxx, where d: is a separate partition on the same hard drive as c:. As far as I can remember, this generally worked, though...
General Discussion
BSoD with "STOP:0x00000024" error and "Ntfs.sys"
Basic system description: Desktop PC about 2 years old with: Motherboard: Asus P5Q-E Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 @ 2.66GHz RAM amount: 8GB Operating System: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 OEM 64 bit Graphics Cards (I have two installed and software controllable CrossFire): AMD...
BSOD Help and Support
"documents and settings" junction? disappeared
i've been on 7-64 now for some 3 months. i used to see "documents and settings" -folder, including "all users" on my explorer tree. from what i understand, this was a junction/shortcut to c:\users\ this morning, however, the whole documents and settings folder is no longer appearing, and with...
General Discussion
How to change "FAT32" penDrive to "NTFS"? can't format it "NTFS"
I have "Kingston" 4GB pen-drive its file system is "FAT32" i try to change its files system to "NTFS" using "formatting" process. When i try to format it in "NTFS" this error show. "Windows was unable to complete the Format." So how do i change its file system to "NTFS"? :mad: ...
Hardware & Devices
"Default User" junction point folder issue
Hi I was wondering, and I should've asked here earlier, will the repair install re-create the "Public" and "Default" folders (which are in my "Users" folder) after I've deleted them? How about any junction for those two folders? I know I had one for "Default". Thanks.
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App