Managing Software Once It’s Installed
While you can view and work with local service providers started under your user
account, you must have administrator permission to view and work with local ser-
vice providers started by other user or system accounts. To view local service provid-
ers for other users and the operating system, click “Show for all users.” When
prompted, provide consent or credentials. You’ll then be able to view and work with
all local service providers.
Adding and Removing Windows Features
In earlier versions of Windows, you use the Add/Remove Windows Components
option of the Add or Remove Programs utility to add and remove operating system
components. In Windows Vista, operating system components are considered Win-
dows features that can be turned on and off rather than added and removed.
Table 4-3 provides a complete list of available Windows features and their uses. The
table also denotes the default on or off state for Windows Vista editions that sup-
port the feature.
Table 4-3. Windows features
Windows feature Description Default configuration
ActiveX Installer Services Enables the ActiveX Installer Services, which you can
use to install software based on policy settings.
Games Enables the games included with the operating sys-
tems. You can select the Games option to install all
available games, or expand the Games node to
select individual games. Games available include
Chess Titans, FreeCell, Hearts, Inkball, Mahjong
Titans, Minesweeper, Purble Place, Solitaire, and
Indexing Service Windows Vista uses the Windows Search service for
content indexing and property caching of docu-
ments. If you are using your computer to provide
web server services, you can enable Indexing Ser-
vices for backward compatibility with search fea-
tures used in your web pages.
Internet Information Services Windows Vista includes Internet Information Ser-
vices 7. You can use this option and its related sub-
options to configure FTP, web, and application
On for partial subset
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Enables .NET Framework 3.0, a comprehensive
framework for client-server communications over a
network. Some features in the operating system
require the related XPS viewer. If you install applica-
tions that require the Windows Communication
Foundation APIs, you can enable therelated options.
On for XPS Viewer
Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ)
Enables a server service that allows queuing for web