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Thread: Required Windows services for Open Rails

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    If I run Open Rails with all the Windows services enabled in MSCONFIG, Open Rails runs fine. I have disabled several Windows services to make my computer run faster. Then, when I start Open Rails, it loads about half the scenery then stops, and does not start. What Windows services are required so Open Rails runs correctly? Thanks for your help.

    I have disabled these services:
    Bluetooth
    Computer browser
    Certificate
    Device association service
    Windows font cache service
    Program compatibility association service
    System events broker
    Diagnostic Service Host
    Diagnostic System Host
    Encryption file system
    Function discovery provider host
    Function discovery resource publisher
    Fax
    Parental controls
    Internet connection sharing
    Microsoft iscsi
    Netlogon
    All network services
    All remote services
    Smartcard
    Secondary logon
    Server
    Workstation
    Windows biometric service
    Windows error reporting service
    Windows media player network sharing service
    All Xbox
    Storage service
    Microsoft software shadow copy provider
    Distributed link tracking client
    Windows time

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    Frankly, with all those services disabled, I'm surprised that even WINDOWS works. Not sure which one (probably several) are causing OR to stop. Note also that OR needs XNA 3.1, .Net 3.5 SP2, and Directx 9.0c. All of those are automatically installed in Win10 when OR starts, if the services that do that (Program Compatibility among others) are running. Otherwise, if it's a new install, you need to manually install them which doesn't always work as expected in Win10.

    I'd suggest that you do some research on what Windows needs to have running to operate properly before trying to force-fit OR into the system.

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    This is not something anybody worries about.

    The easiest way is to reinstall w10.
    Cheers
    Derek

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    I agree with Derek - I question that what you are working on to disable windows services is productive.

    Regardless, here is my take - and I am no expert:

    Bluetooth (open rails has the capability or may soon have the capability to connect with a second screen such as a phone. It may use bluetooth for this?)
    Computer browser (open rails opens files. Not sure how if explorer is needed for that but it wouldn't surprise me)
    Certificate (?)
    Device association service (?)
    Windows font cache service (probably. plus this probably makes your computer faster)
    Program compatibility association service (probably, but not critical)
    System events broker (? sounds important)
    Diagnostic Service Host (? sounds important)
    Diagnostic System Host (? sounds important)
    Encryption file system (no)
    Function discovery provider host (? sounds important)
    Function discovery resource publisher (? sounds important)
    Fax (no)
    Parental controls (no)
    Internet connection sharing (possibly in regard to using a second screen over a port?)
    Microsoft iscsi (?)
    Netlogon (no)
    All network services (don't think so)
    All remote services (don't think so)
    Smartcard (no)
    Secondary logon (?)
    Server (maybe for open rails multiplayer?)
    Workstation (?)
    Windows biometric service (no)
    Windows error reporting service (probably)
    Windows media player network sharing service (maybe for sound?)
    All Xbox (no)
    Storage service (probably)
    Microsoft software shadow copy provider (?)
    Distributed link tracking client (?)
    Windows time[/QUOTE] (yes)

    Like I said, I'm no expert here. I could be quite wrong. I just replied to help you think it through. Some things are obvious: Open Rails does not use a fax. But the windows internal processes could be important in ways somebody who knows windows better could articulate.

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    Default Required Windows services for Open Rails

    Thanks all for your help. Various computer-use websites suggested the services to delete. My other programs are working well with those deletions. I'll try your suggestions and will let you know what happened with OR.



    Quote Originally Posted by conductorchris View Post
    I agree with Derek - I question that what you are working on to disable windows services is productive.

    Regardless, here is my take - and I am no expert:

    Bluetooth (open rails has the capability or may soon have the capability to connect with a second screen such as a phone. It may use bluetooth for this?)
    Computer browser (open rails opens files. Not sure how if explorer is needed for that but it wouldn't surprise me)
    Certificate (?)
    Device association service (?)
    Windows font cache service (probably. plus this probably makes your computer faster)
    Program compatibility association service (probably, but not critical)
    System events broker (? sounds important)
    Diagnostic Service Host (? sounds important)
    Diagnostic System Host (? sounds important)
    Encryption file system (no)
    Function discovery provider host (? sounds important)
    Function discovery resource publisher (? sounds important)
    Fax (no)
    Parental controls (no)
    Internet connection sharing (possibly in regard to using a second screen over a port?)
    Microsoft iscsi (?)
    Netlogon (no)
    All network services (don't think so)
    All remote services (don't think so)
    Smartcard (no)
    Secondary logon (?)
    Server (maybe for open rails multiplayer?)
    Workstation (?)
    Windows biometric service (no)
    Windows error reporting service (probably)
    Windows media player network sharing service (maybe for sound?)
    All Xbox (no)
    Storage service (probably)
    Microsoft software shadow copy provider (?)
    Distributed link tracking client (?)
    Windows time
    (yes)

    Like I said, I'm no expert here. I could be quite wrong. I just replied to help you think it through. Some things are obvious: Open Rails does not use a fax. But the windows internal processes could be important in ways somebody who knows windows better could articulate.[/QUOTE]

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    I found that the following services can be disabled, and Open Rails still works:
    All Xbox
    All Remote services
    Bluetooth
    Cryptographic services
    Fax
    Parental controls
    Telephony
    Wi-Fi
    Windows Font Cache Service
    Netlogon

    The Network services need to be enabled for OR to work. The computer does not need to be connected to the Internet.

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    These services also can be disabled in MSCONFIG, and Open Rails will still run:
    Alljoyn Router Service
    Application Layer Gateway
    Bitlocker
    Certification
    Download Maps Manager
    Encrypted File System
    Microsoft iSCSi Initialization
    Windows Insider
    Secondary Logon
    Windows Time

    Quote Originally Posted by brubart View Post
    I found that the following services can be disabled, and Open Rails still works:
    All Xbox
    All Remote services
    Bluetooth
    Cryptographic services
    Fax
    Parental controls
    Telephony
    Wi-Fi
    Windows Font Cache Service
    Netlogon

    The Network services need to be enabled for OR to work. The computer does not need to be connected to the Internet.

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