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Windows 7: Disabled Service Reverts to Automatic

04 Jun 2011   #1
GreyStone

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Disabled Service Reverts to Automatic

I've changed a few of my Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit services Startup Type from "Automatic" to either "Manual" or "Disabled" based on the "safe" recommendations at Black Viper's site. The changes have been successful with one exception. Note: This is my home PC, I am the sole user and administrator and this machine is not part of any network nor is it used for any peer-to-peer computer communication.

I've changed the "IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules" service Startup Type from Automatic to Disabled. However when the PC is subsequently started from a cold boot or a restart this service always reverts to a Startup Type of Automatic. There are no other services dependent upon this service. I've made multiple attempts with the same result. How can I determine what is causing the reversion from Disabled to Automatic? Is there a Windows log or a 3rd party tool that can isolate the culprit?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.


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04 Jun 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello GreyStone, welcome to Seven Forums!



From a cursory look at your system specs, why are you bothering to disable Windows services, Windows 7 is expertly optimized by default and does not need external 'tweaking' as you can see it's not worth the trouble and will come back to bite you in the end; do yourself a favor and re-enable the services you fooled with and leave well-enough alone.

This is not XP.
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04 Jun 2011   #3
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 



Windows 7 is LIKE XP but is NOT XP
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04 Jun 2011   #4
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GreyStone View Post
I've changed the "IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules" service Startup Type from Automatic to Disabled. However when the PC is subsequently started from a cold boot or a restart this service always reverts to a Startup Type of Automatic. There are no other services dependent upon this service. I've made multiple attempts with the same result. How can I determine what is causing the reversion from Disabled to Automatic? Is there a Windows log or a 3rd party tool that can isolate the culprit?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.
I will echo the sentiment of "why", but it is your machine. You can download/extract Process Monitor, click Options > Enable Boot Logging, and then reboot (with the services disabled, of course). Once the machine reboots, open Process Monitor again and save the log file when prompted to a .pml file. This file can then be re-opened in Process Monitor and analyzed for which process is touching the registry locations for those services and changing the start values back. The reg key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\IKEEXT and the string value that contains the startup type is Start, so that would be the Path filters (contains) I would suggest.
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04 Jun 2011   #5
GreyStone

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Thank You All!!

Thanks to all who replied. I'm going to accept your advice and just leave it alone.
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05 Jun 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Glad we could help.
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