JSI Tip 2789. What processes run by default, on Windows 2000 Professional?

Open Task Manager to view the following processes:

 Process                 D e s c r i p t i o n
 Csrss.exe         The user-mode portion of the Win32 subsystem. The client/server run-time subsystem is responsible for console windows, creating/deleting threads, and a portion of the 16-bit virtual MS-DOS environment.
 Explorer.exe         The default user shell manages the taskbar, desktop, start menu, etc.
 Internat.exe         Loads the input locals from HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Keyboard Layout\Preload and the EN icon in the system tray.
 Lsass.exe         The local security authentication server generates the process responsible for winlogon authentication. Using the authentication package, Msgina.dll, it generates the user's access token.
 Mstask.exe         The Task Scheduler is responsible for running jobs at a predetermined time.
 Smss.exe         The session manager starts the user session, launches Winlogon and Csrss, and sets the environment variables. It shuts down if the session initiates normally.
 Spoolsv.exe         The printer/fax spooler.
 Svchost.exe         See tip 2060.
 Services.exe         The Services Control Manager starts, stops, and controls the interaction with services.
 System         Most system kernel-mode threads run as the System process.
 System Idle Process         A single thread per processor that accounts for idle processor time. It should account for the majority of processor time.
 Taskmgr.exe         The Task Manager that you are currently using to view the processes.
 Winlogon.exe         Manages logon and logff, when CTRL+ALT+DEL or a logoff/shutdown is invoked.
 Winmgmt.exe         The core component of client management. It initializes when the first client application connects and continuously when management application request its' services.

NOTE: If it would be harmfull, Task Manager will NOT let you end a process. If you use Kill.exe to end it, your system will hang or become unstable.




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